Musical/Video Tribute to Louisa and Lizze

Song composed by Susan Bailey

Audio Books

Free downloadable audio books and short stories by Louisa May Alcott courtesy of LibriVox

Radio program – discussion on Louisa May Alcott on the Extreme Writers Now forum on Blogtalk radio.




Susan Cheever, author of Louisa May Alcott A Personal BiographySusan Cheever

Louisa May Alcott A Personal Biography by Susan Cheever

Listen to Susan Cheever talk about Louisa May Alcott in a series of podcasts

about_kelly_2Kelly O’Connor McNees

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

harriet reisenHarriet Reisen

Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen



  • Directed by Nancy Porter; written by Harriet Reisen
    PBS Documentary for American Masters
    Purchase DVD here

Interview with Harriet Reisen, author of
Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women

tritesRoberta Trites

On October 11, 2011, scholar Roberta Trites presented “”Behind Louisa’s Mask: Discovering the Real Louisa May Alcott.” Thanks to, we are privy to excerpts from an interview with Trites by host Charlie Schlenker. This 4 minute and 37 second interview is well worth the listen with some tantalizing tidbits.

Author John MattesonJohn Matteson

John Matteson discusses Eden’s Outcasts


Jan Turnquist, Director of Concord's Orchard House, shares the wealth of the historic Alcott home.
Jan Turnquist, Director of Concord’s Orchard House, shares the wealth of the historic Alcott home.

Interview with Jan Turnquist,
Executive Director of Orchard House

Photography by Jennifer Bernard –
Louisa May Alcott Gallery

Visit Jennifer’s website at

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Click here to see the MacDougal house in Boston where Louisa May Alcott wrote some of Little Women


Little Women (1933) (segment)

Current review of movie

Frances Dee as Meg
Katharine Hepburn as Jo
Jean Parker as Beth
Joan Bennett as Amy
Douglass Montgomery as Laurie

Little Women (1949) (segment)

Janet Leigh as Meg
June Allyson as Jo
Margaret O’Brien as Beth
Elizabeth Taylor as Amy
Peter Lawford as Theodore Laurence ‘Laurie’

Little Women (1994) (segment)

Trini Alvarado as Meg
Winona Ryder as Jo
Claire Danes as Beth
Kirsten Dunst as the Younger Amy March
Samantha Mathis as the Older Amy March
Christian Bale as Laurie


ralph waldo emersonRalph Waldo Emerson

Emerson: The Ideal in America – excellent overview of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendentalism


Louisa’s first poem,  “To a  Robin” inspired a little song which I wrote and sang:

To the First Robin

Welcome, welcome little stranger,
Fear no harm, and fear no danger,
We are glad to see you here,
For you sing, “Sweet Spring is near.”

Now the white snow melts away;
Now the flowers blossom gay;
Come dear bird and build your nest,
For we love our robin best.

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