Summer Conversational Series 2017 at Orchard House wrap-up

As promised, here is a summary of the Summer Conversational Series presented between July 16 and the 20th. The theme this year is "'Noble Companions and Immortable Labors'" the Alcotts, Thoreaus, and the Quest for Social Justice." I was only able to attend two sessions, on Tuesday and Wednesday. At the end of this post …

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Coming soon to an iTunes near you–Louisa May Alcott is Our Passion Podcast!

Interesting in hearing readings from Louisa May Alcott's works? Fascinated by the family letters? Want to hear about fascinating books regarding the Alcotts, both old and new? Do you want to learn more from leading Alcott scholars, authors and experts? How about a discussion among fans? How about Louisa herself? This and more will be …

Summer Conversational Series taking place this week

The Summer Conversational Series is taking place all this week at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. The theme is "Heaven in the Mind:" The Spirit of Place in Transcendental Concord. I will be going to the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. I believe registration is still open--here is information on topics and who is presenting (scroll down a bit to …

If it’s summer it must be Alcott! Join the annual reading challenge hosted by “In the Bookcase” and “Louisa May Alcott is My Passion”

Summertime and Louisa May Alcott--the two go hand-in-hand for me. Life slows down, opening up space for much-needed reading. And the annual Summer Conversational Series begins next month at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (click here for details and to register). What better way to kick of a Louisa May Alcott summer than to participate …

Summer Conversational Series 2014 Tuesday Sessions: the visuals of Little Women and a lost fantasy

My thanks to Kristi Martin for taking notes and providing pictures for these sessions. Tuesday, July 15 featured Beverly Lyons Clark, Lauren Rizzuto and Kyoko Amano. Disclaimer: Since I was not there to hear the presentations, I am inserting my interpretation of the notes. Hopefully they are accurate! Beverly Lyons Clark “The Vortex or the …

Summer Conversational Series 2014 – “Navigating the Vortex: Creative Genius in the Time of the Alcotts” – the role of Faust

Continuing with the Monday sessions, Dr. Stephen Burby was a new face on the scene. He currently teaches English in Brentwood, NY and has authored of AP English Language and Composition: An Apex Learning Guide (2004 and 2005 editions) as well as contributing to the production of editions in Barron’s No-Fear Shakespeare series and to …

Summer Conversational Series 2014 – “Navigating the Vortex: Creative Genius in the Time of the Alcotts” – Is it Talent or Genius?

I am grateful to be able to attend again the annual Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House this year. The theme concerns talent versus genius, and the abundance of genius that existed in Concord, Massachusetts in the 19th century. I was not able to take in all five days of the series …