Get your tickets now! Kory Stamper ’96 will read from her book “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries” at our club’s annual meeting on the evening of Monday, May 8 at 6:30. The meeting will take place in Old City at Christ Church Neighborhood House, an arts-incubator space in Old City.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the Merriam-Webster lexicographer called a “wry and charming correspondent” by The Atlantic and lauded as “very much part of the vanguard of word-nerd celebrities” by the New York Times.

Check out an op-ed she wrote in 2013 titled, “How to Edit a Dictionary.”

Please RSVP to

Ticket info:
Member ticket: $12
Member ticket with a copy of Word by Word: $32
Non-member ticket: $20
Non-member ticket with a copy of Word by Word: $40

All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Submit payment via the PayPal button below to purchase tickets and copies of Word by Word:


OR mail your check to the club treasurer at: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

If you are purchasing a ticket including a copy of the book, kindly RSVP by May 1.

If you’re not a current member of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia, please support the club and join now to enjoy the discounted admission rate for the talk. New alums pay just $5 in dues. Regular annual membership for all other class years is $20.

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the club at



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