Louisa May Alcott: Literary Phenomenon and Social Reformer
Wed, August 3, 2011 • 7:00 PM • Howson Branch, Austin Public Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd
This program will focus on Alcott's success at making a living as a writer and will draw connections to her contemporary, Elizabet Ney, a professional sculptress and social reformer who lived and worked in Austin. Dr. Murphy and Mary Collins Blackmon, curator for the Ney Museum, will lecture about the challenges met by women artists during this period. Dr. Murphy will focus particularly on Alcott's portrayal of these challenges in a range of her fiction aimed at different audiences, including Little Women, Work, and Behind a Mask.
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.