Showing posts from July, 2021

Remembering Beverly Lyon Clark

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

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 An agenda will be distributed at the meeting. For those who can attend, we look forward to seeing you then!

Thoreau Society Gathering

The annual Thoreau Society Annual Gathering is being held virtually this year on July 7-11. The theme  is “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, and Politics,” and the Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. More information and a link to registration can be found  here . If you're interested, it is an amazing experience!