The Brownell Library in Essex Jct., Vt., has received a grant to develop screenings, lectures and other activities related to the American Masters program Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women.’
Dine & Discuss @ Brownell Library in Essex Junction on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6:15-8 p.m., features The Lesser Known Works of Louisa May Alcott: Naughty and Naughtier. Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont, animates the discussion of Transcendental Wild Oats (1873), Alcott’s satire of life in a utopian community based on her childhood experience, and “Behind a Mask: or, a Woman’s Story,” (1866), a so-called “blood and thunder” tale, published under her pseudonym A.M. Barnard. Copies are available at the library or on-line: Participants are asked to bring a pot-luck dish inspired by the texts. Space is limited; RSVP 802-878-6955.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women,' a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library. Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation.