Events and Book Signings

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.

2019 Events:

  • January 19, 2019: Discussion, Q&A, & Book Signing
    • JASNA Sac Reading Group: Praying with Jane
    • McClatchy Library, Sacramento
    • Saturday, January 20th, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • June 2019: Jane Austen’s Manuscript Talk & Viewing
    • JASNA Sacramento
    • Manuscript Viewing, Mills College
    • June (date/time TBD)
  • September 2019: Exploring Regency Etiquette
    • JASNA Sacramento: Talk and Demonstration
    • Sacramento Branch Library
    • September (date/time TBD)
  • September 2019: Book Table
    • Williamsburg, VA
    • October 4-6

2020 Events

  • January 2020: Sierra Writer’s Conference
    • Sierra College
    • NCC Campus
    • January (TBD)

Past Events:

  • December 8, 2018: Reading & Tea Time Prayer
    • JASNA Sac: Jane Austen Christmas Tea
    • Saturday December 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • November 4, 2018: “Exploring Jane Austen’s Prayers”:
    • Presentation and Author Book Signing
    • Sacramento Public Library (Central Branch)
    • Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.
  • October 6, 2018: “Praying with Jane” Event
    • JASNA Greater Sac
    • Sacramento Branch Library
    • Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m.
  • September 27-30, 2018:
    JASNA AGM: Praying with Jane Book Table

    • JASNA
    • Kansas City
    • September 27-30, 2018

Recordings: 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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