Welcome to the Louisa May Alcott Society!

Formed in 2005, the Louisa May Alcott Society offers the opportunity for both scholars and friends to study and appreciate the life and works of Louisa May Alcott. An American Literature Association-allied organization, the LMA Society sponsors panels and other activities at its annual meetings.

For information about other Alcott-focused entities, including Orchard House, the Concord museum and home of the Alcotts, the Facebook group dedicated to Alcott, and other resources, please visit "Helpful Links."

For information about the Society, please contact President Anne Phillips at

Please note that due to COVID-19, the American Literature Association Conference which was to be held in San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020 has been cancelled. (Updated 3/26/2020)


Photo highlights from ALA May 2019, Boston:
With sincere appreciation to our guides, Melissa Pennell and Jane Sciacca, here are some pictures of the delightful walking tour sponsored by the Alcott Society during …

Call for Papers June 2021: The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Our friends from The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society request submissions of paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021. The deadline for submission is October 5, 2020.