Austen Night Event
What’s It All About?
Every December that my class runs, we hold a lively Austen Event to share and celebrate the projects my students take on, such as Austen readings, creating websites, writing sequels and updates and adaptations, staging plays, teaching Austen lessons to local schoolchildren, and more.
Jane Austen’s novels are all, in one way or another, about community. So I want students to find new ways to engage with Austen, not just by reading books about her, but by taking part in what Austen did best. She inspires people to come together, to cultivate good relationships with friends and family, to work at really understanding one another. And to get out and have a good time, as well!
Here are highlights of memorable Austen Night moments from over the years.
Photos coming soon!
Student video from 2005 Jane Austen Event.
The intro is a little long…Austen Night starts around 3 minutes.