Miss Pym and a Friend

Miss Pym and a Friend

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pym Society News and Announcements Sept. 2011

Hello Everyone

Attached you will find a flier with all the details about our annual fall tea in Boston. We will gather on Saturday 5 November at the Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill in Boston for tea, congenial conversation, and a Pym trivia game. Members, friends, and guests are all welcome; if you plan to attend, please reply by 30 October to the e-mail address or phone number given in the flier.

I have just updated the Green Leaves archives on our web site to include all back issues from Vol. 1 No 1. (July 1994) through Vol. 15 No. 1 (May 2009), and Hazel Bell has updated the index to include all issues through last spring (Vol. 17 No. 1). Those early six-page newsletters had a very homey feel compared to our more recent issues, with their 16 pages of news, articles, conference reports, and color photographs.

I will be sending a second e-mail with the new North American membership directory attached. It includes both an alphabetical listing of our 197 members in the US and Canada, and another list sorted by ZIP/postal code, so you can see if there are other Society members in your area. If you wish to organize an event, even something as simple as inviting two or three others to meet for coffee or tea, you can use the e-mail addresses in the directory, or contact me and I will be happy to act as intermediary.

Our photographer at the Annual General Meeting in Oxford, Marianna Stewart, is in the process of editing and sorting her photos and we should be posting a selection on Facebook in the next couple of weeks.

Finally, you may be interested in a recent blog post "Kindly Words and Spectacles: The Art of Barbara Pym", which gives a very good introduction to Pym as well as an excellent overview of Jane and Prudence.

Best wishes,

Tom Sopko, North American Organizer

The Barbara Pym Society
requests the pleasure of your company for
Afternoon Tea
and a Pym Trivia Quiz
Saturday 5 November 2011
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Church of the Advent
Mt. Vernon and Brimmer Streets
Beacon Hill – Boston, MA
Parking available nearby at the Boston Common Garage
MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH or Green Line to Arlington
$5 per person if you bring a suitable tea cake, sandwich, or pastry to share, $15 per person otherwise
If you plan to attend, please reply by 30 October 2011 by e-mail to SSShaffer@verizon.net or by phone to Sarah Saville Shaffer at 617-325-9342
‘A cup of tea always helps,’ said Mrs. Mayhew in a rather high, fluty voice. ‘It can never come amiss.’ – Barbara Pym, Jane and Prudence

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