How did May Alcott Nieriker’s “Studying Art Abroad” influence American art students flocking to Europe?

I am pleased to present this guest post by Lisa Francesca who is currently researching Carlotta Norton Smith, an art editor in New York’s Gilded Age. May Alcott Nieriker’s guide, Studying Art Abroad: And How to Do It Cheaply (Roberts Brothers, 1879), reads like a confidential chat over tea with a wise and experienced friend. …

Sign up now for next week’s Summer Conversational Series – theme is “Learning’s Altar” – The Rise of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Concord and Beyond

My thanks to the Barrow Bookstore for this announcement:   The Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House Summer Adult Education series is returning this week! July 10-14, 2022.   Started in 1879 as the dream of Bronson Alcott, the best conversation series brings speakers from around this world. This year’s presenters will include Dr. Kristina West, …

Louisa May Alcott’s Boston

I am pleased to present this guest post from Lorraine Tosiello, author of The Bee & The Fly and Only Gossip Prospers. I took a stroll in Louisa May Alcott’s Boston recently and will take you along! 20 Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill, where the family lived in the basement in lean years. I was …

Register for free symposium today, featuring my presentation on Lizzie Alcott

On May 31st at 11am, I will be giving a 15-minute presentation on Lizzie Alcott that I believe will be groundbreaking. To see the talk, you need to register right away for this free international symposium, "Bearing Untold Stories: A Hybrid Symposium." Registration closes tomorrow. Here is the link: 31st May: Bearing Untold Stories: A Hybrid …

Lizzie’s words, in her own handwriting – the Hillside diary, and other news

I just received my order from the Houghton Library at Harvard for Lizzie's Hillside journal. Now you can read Lizzie's words in her own handwriting: https://aeon.hul.harvard.edu/aeonauth/aeon.dll?Action=10&Form=75&Value=818055 Presentation on Lizzie Alcott, sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, UK I would also like to announce that I will be presenting a …

Susan Bailey’s Book Review: The Bee & the Fly

Here is my review of "The Bee & the Fly" on BookTrib: Two 19th-century writers lived just 74 miles from each other. One is the renowned author of Little Women, the other, one of America’s foremost poets. Emily Dickinson would undoubtedly have heard of Louisa May Alcott, yet there is no historical record of the …

Book Review with Q and A: “The Bee & the Fly: The Improbable Correspondence of Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson” – special guest post by Gabrielle Donnelly

 I am so pleased to present this guest post by y Gabrielle Donnelly, author of The Little Women Letters.  Review Sometimes, it is the simplest ideas that are the most inspired. Take, for example, the two female giants of nineteenth century American literature, one all earth and fire, passion and adventure, the other pure air …

The Great American Novel series: Little Women

Here is an excellent zoom presentation on Little Women for the "The Great American Novel Series<" sponsored by the National  Association of Scholars. Louisa May Alcott Society members Gregory Eiselein (president), Christine Doyle, and Marlowe Daly-Galeano presented. This was one of the best lectures I have seen and I learned so much.  Informative and lively, …

My presentation on the life of Louisa May Alcott

I am pleased to present this 54 minute video presentation on my interpretation of the life of Louisa May Alcott, as told through her family.  As there would be no Jo March as we know her without Marmee, Mr. March, Meg, Beth, and Amy, there would be no Louisa May Alcott without Bronson, Abigail, Anna, …

Join me for a Zoom presentation on the life of Louisa May Alcott tonight, March 16.

I am giving my talk tonight, March 16, on the life of Louisa May Alcott at the Kutztown Community Library in PA from 6:30 to 7:30 EST via Zoom. You can register by sending an email to kutztownlibrary@gmail.com Visit https://www.berkslibraries.org/events/3391 for more information. Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email …

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