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Join the Alcott Society at ALA (Fri, May 27)

Please join the Alcott Society at the annual ALA Conference this Friday, May 27th, 2022 , at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. We are hosting two scholarly panels that day.  The Literary Nonfiction of Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain (8:30-9:50am in Salon 5) Chair: Roberta Seelinger Trites, Illinois State University “‘Making Dirt Pies, and Chip Forts’: Nurse Periwinkle at the Capitol Mall,” Jaclyn Carver, University of Iowa “Literary Non-Fiction and Celebrity in the Civil War Era,” Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University “Alcott & Twain Circus Stories: Nonfiction <-> Fiction,” David Carlyon, Independent Scholar Kiddie Lit, Sassy Sissies, Tattling Tomboys, and More: Honoring Beverly Lyon Clark (11:30am-12:50pm in Salon 5) Chair: Mary Lamb Shelden, Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist “‘Poor Lads’ and ‘Brave Little Girls’: Reading the Peripheral Child in Alcott’s Works for Children,” Krissie West, Centre for International Research in Childhood “New Alcott Pieces Found!”