Speaking Engagements & Special Events

Rachel Dodge speaks at churches, Bible studies, women’s groups, libraries, book clubs, and Jane Austen groups. She teaches college English and Jane Austen classes and is a regular contributor to the popular Jane Austen’s World blog. She enjoys speaking on a variety of topics related to faith, fiction, and family. Read her full bio here.

Speaking Topics: 

  • Jane Austen’s life, novels, family, and/or faith
  • Jane Austen’s prayers
  • Classic literature and what good books teach us
  • Cultivating a personal prayer life
  • The power of prayer journaling
  • Finding God’s purpose in your life
  • Using your gifts to serve Jesus
  • Developing your personal devotional life
  • Open topic: Rachel also loves to create special events and brainstorm unique topics to fit every group’s needs.

Tea & Prayer with Jane Austen Special Event Kit

If you want to plan a Tea & Prayer with Jane Austen event for your group, Rachel has designed printable invitations and curated a lovely collection of recipes, decor, and prayer cards here:

Event Ideas for Any Size Group:

If your group is looking for a special event, consider planning a special tea with Jane Austen’s prayers as the centerpiece:

  • For smaller events, create an intimate tea table and provide tea, food, and a short program for your guests.
  • For larger events, consider having members of your group sign up to host a tea table. Each hostess can decorate her table with her own tea things.
  • Rachel’s Availability: If you would like to book Rachel to speak at your next event, please send an email to: events @ racheldodge dot com.

Upcoming Events: Rachel will be speaking at the following venues in the coming months:

  • JASNA AGM: Praying with Jane Book Table
    • Where: Kansas City
    • When: September 27-30
  • JASNA Greater Sac Talk: “Rare Manuscripts & Jane’s House”
    • Where: Sacramento Branch Library (TBD)
    • When: Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m.
  • “Jane Austen’s Prayers: Exploring Themes of Faith, Family, Fiction”
    • Talk and Book Signing
    • Where: Sacramento Public Library (Central Branch)
    • When: Sunday, November 4

Past Events: If you’re curious about Rachel’s speaking style, particularly for literary groups and events, you can explore the following links:

  • JASNA Greater Sacramento:

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