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Welcome to the Louisa May Alcott Society!

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Formed in 2005, the Louisa May Alcott Society offers the opportunity for readers, fans, and scholars to study and appreciate the life and works of Louisa May Alcott. An American Literature Association-allied organization, the Alcott Society sponsors panels and other activities at its annual meetings. To join or to make a donation, just click  here . You can also follow us on Twitter at @AlcottSociety .  For more information about the Society, please contact Society President Gregory Eiselein at  eiselei@ksu.edu .    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 . 

Celebrating LMA 2022: Nov 27, 3pm

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To watch a recording of the 2022 Celebrating Louisa May Alcott event, please click here  . --- Join us for a very special online celebration of the birthday and career of Louisa May Alcott! Celebrating Louisa May Alcott Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, 12:00n Pacific Via Zoom at   https://tinyurl.com/LMA2022   This year’s event will feature talks from our very special guests, Julia Dabbs, the author of   May Alcott Nieriker, Author and Advocate , and Samantha Seiple, the author   Louisa on the Front Lines . There will also be lively discussion, socializing, and reconnecting.     Please see the flyer for the event below, which you may share want to share on social media or related listservs or with anyone who might want to join us! It should be a fun event.

Call for Papers: Alcott at American Literature Association [Proposals due Jan 15, 2023]

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The Louisa May Alcott Society is sponsoring two panels at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.   Session 1: Working for 150 Years: An Anniversary Panel on Alcott’s   Work   2023 marks one hundred fifty years since the release of Louisa May Alcott’s   Work: A Story of Experience.   Published by Roberts Brothers in 1873, Alcott’s novel depicting Christie Devon’s exploration of independence, labor, love, and community over the course of her adult life has long resonated with readers as one of Alcott’s most honest and complex narratives. Despite the novel’s esteem among scholars and Alcott aficionados, it has remained in the shadows of Alcott’s better-known children’s literature like   Little Women.   This panel brings   Work   into the spotlight, considering its role in Alcott’s career, the development of critical Alcott studies, and the portrayal of nineteenth-cen

Nominate an Article for the Society's Article Prize

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The Society invites nominations for the 2023 Louisa May Alcott Society’s Beverly Lyon Clark Article Prize.  For the inaugural prize to be awarded in May 2023, an article will be eligible for consideration if it appeared in print in a journal or edited collection with a 2022 date. If the date of publication is not 2022, but the work appeared in 2022, it would also be eligible. To nominate an article, please submit a PDF copy of the article via email to Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu . The Society invites members, publishers, journals, and editors to nominate articles, and it  very much encourages individuals to nominate their own work for consideration. The deadline for submission for the 2023 Article Prize is February 1, 2023 . The winner will be notified by March 15, 2023 and invited to attend the ALA Conference in May of 2023. Questions and inquiries can also be directed to to Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu .  Information about the Prize . The Louisa May Alcott Society’s Be