Friday 17 March
6:00 p.m. Drinks Reception in the Parish Hall, Church of the Advent, Beacon Hill, Boston
7:00 Buffet Dinner (advance reservations required) MENU
8:00 Reading of the winning entries in the Ellen J. Miller Memorial Short Story Competition
Saturday 18 March
9:00 a.m. Registration, merchandise sale, and coffee, Independence Ballroom, Sheraton Commander Hotel
10:00 Welcome: Tom Sopko, North American Organizer, and Deb Fisher, BPS Chair
10:15 Amaret Johnson: From Deodar Grove to Packed Lunches on Exmoor: The Role of Landscapes Domestic and Wild in the Novels of Barbara Pym
11:15 Celia Bland: “Proper Conduct” in Pym's No Fond Return of Love and The Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacCauley
12:30 p.m. Lunch, Liberty Ballroom, Sheraton Commander (included with conference registration)
1:30 Video: Tea with Miss Pym (1977)
2:00 Linda McDougall: Austerity Britain in No Fond Return of Love
3:00 Terri Nickel: “This Opening One’s House to Strangers”: Post-War Housing and Imaginative Migrations in No Fond Return of Love
4:00–6:00 Free time
6:00–7:30 Dinner at Nubar restaurant, Sheraton Commander (advance reservations required)
Sunday 19 March
10:00 Sandra Goldstein: "The Things I See!" – Suburbs and Sagas in No Fond Return of Love
11:00 Dramatized Reading: "Perhaps It Would Have To Be Contrived"
Noon Conference adjourns
12:30 p.m. Brunch at Nubar restaurant, Sheraton Commander Hotel (advance reservations required)
After the conference on Sunday, the nearby Harvard Art Museums at 32 Quincy Street and the Harvard Museum of Natural History at 26 Oxford Street (home of the famous glass flowers) are open until 5:00 p.m. The art museums are free on Sundays.
At 4:30 p.m. there will be an organ recital at the Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street, Boston, followed at 5:00 p.m. by Solemn Evensong and Benediction.
7:00 p.m. Dinner at Harvard Gardens pub, 316 Cambridge St, Boston, near the Charles/MGH Red Line station and a short walk from the church. We’ll order à la carte from their standard menu; advance reservations are required so we can reserve enough seats.