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Author Talk: Adapting Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women from 1912 to 2019

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, author and professor Anne Boyd Rioux will discuss the challenges of adapting the novel Little Women and how each era produces its own Little Women, from the first adaption for the Broadway stage to Greta Gerwig's 2019 film. This one hour event will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Lobby. Free and open to the public. [Register]

Anne Boyd Rioux is the author or editor of six books about American women writers, including the bestselling Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters (Norton 2018). She is a professor of English in New Orleans and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, one for public scholarship.  

Rioux was recently interviewed in our Special Collections by Rita Braver of CBS Sunday Morning. The interview was later aired on CBS. [Watch Interview (Forward to 5:24)]