Program of Events

Registration is at 10:15 a.m. at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church Fireside Room, 3737 West 27th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.

Meetings get underway at 10:30. Meeting fee is $5.00.

2018 season:

February 17:

We welcome Lindsey Seatter, BA, MA, Recent Visiting Fellow, Chawton House Library, who will present “Living in Austen-Land: Experiential Learning and Archival Research at Chawton House Library.”

Last summer, Ms. Seatter, a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, was invited to complete a four-week research fellowship at Chawton House Library. During her residence, she worked closely with the 1818 Godmersham Park catalogue and the Knight Collection. She will describe her research findings focussing particularly on how Jane Austen was  influenced by the novels of Maria Edgeworth, Fanny Burney, and Mary Brunton. Ms. Seatter’s  experience as an Austen researcher was richly augmented, she said, by the chance to also become familiar with the delightfully quirky Chawton Village, home for some years to Jane, Cassandra and Mrs. Austen. Studying Austen’s novels in her “world”, she said, made them truly come alive.


A return for popular guest speaker Professor Miranda Burgess, Associate Professor of the UBC Department of English. Prof. Burgess will speak on “Mary Shelley: 200 years of Frankenstein” to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the acclaimed novel. Hear about Shelley’s most interesting life, approach to her work, and how the science of the day was an influence.

Next meetings:

April 21, May 12 and June 16.