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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 our page of Alcott Studies Links . To join, just click here .  For information about the Society, please contact Society President Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu .   

Remembering Beverly Lyon Clark

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It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Beverly Lyon Clark, who  died suddenly on March 18, 2021 . A force for the highest caliber scholarship and the author and editor of enduring and influential and comprehensive works such as   Kiddie Lit,   The Afterlife of  Little Women,   Louisa May Alcott: The Contemporary Reviews , and much, much more, Bev was an essential member of the Alcott community for decades. Unfailingly generous and kind and self-deprecating, she offered us all guidance, encouragement, and support, and it was always a highlight of any conference or gathering to get to have a meal and/or a visit with her. Her scholarship changed our field and her kindness changed many of our lives, as the following sampler of reminiscences demonstrates. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, colleagues, and friends. The Alcott Society will be honoring her legacy at upcoming conferences, on our website, and in our Association planning. ~ • ~ Beverly Lyon Cla

Annual Business Meeting

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The Louisa May Alcott Society’s Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, July 15th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. For a Zoom link to the meeting, please contact Greg Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu. An agenda will be distributed at the meeting. For those who can attend, we look forward to seeing you then!