The Barbara Pym Society
2018 North American Conference Program

                                                        Friday 16 March                                                        
On Friday evening we will meet at the Church of the Advent,
30 Brimmer Street (corner of Mount Vernon) on Beacon Hill in Boston
6:30 p.m. Drinks Reception

7:00 Dinner, $55 per person, includes wine    MENU

8:00 – 9:00  Reading of the winning entries in the Ellen J. Miller Short Story Competition


                                                     Saturday 17 March                                                      
All activities on Saturday will be held at Harvard Law School
Conference sessions, breakfasts, and Saturday afternoon coffee will be in Austin Hall [MAP],
Lunch and dinner on Saturday will be in Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Mass. Ave.

9:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00  Welcome: Tom Sopko, North American Organizer

10:10  Dr. Kym Brindle: “A Difficult Letter”: Impolite Post in The Sweet Dove Died

11:10  Dr. Julia Courtney: Flower Books and Fruitwood Mirrors: Commodifying Nature
           in The Sweet Dove Died

12:30 p.m.  Lunch in Wasserstein Hall, second floor

1:30     Videos: Tea with Miss Pym (1977)
            Interview with Richard “Skipper” Roberts from We Knew Barbara (2013)

2:20     Sadhwi Srinivas: How Goodness and Misfortune Correlate in Barbara Pym’s Novels:
           A Case Study of The Sweet Dove Died

3:20     Dr. Emily Stockard: The Dove before Larkin: MS27 and Pym’s Original Vision

4:20    Coffee and biscuits

5:00 – 7:00 Free time

7:00 – 8:30 Dinner in Wasserstein Hall, second floor; $40 includes beer and wine   MENU

                                                       Sunday 18 March                                                         
9:15 a.m. Coffee and pastry

10:00   Ruth Pavans de Ceccatty: The Power of Love: Subversive Power Plays
           in The Sweet Dove Died
11:00   Dramatized Reading

Noon  Conference adjourns

12:30 p.m. Brunch at Nubar restaurant in the Sheraton Commander Hotel, $32   MENU 

4:30Organ recital followed by
5:00High-church Solemn Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church
            of the Advent on Beacon Hill.

6:30     Dinner at Harvard Gardens restaurant & bar, 316 Cambridge Street at Charles Circle in Boston,
a short walk from the Church of the Advent. We'll order à la carte from their standard dinner menu, but
reservations are required so we will know how many people are coming.