Author and professor to hold talk on ‘Little Women’

(January 6, 2020)

The Concord Free Public Library, 139 Main St., will welcoming author and professor Anne Boyd Rioux for a talk about the ongoing relevancy of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” at 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Rioux plans to discuss the challenges of adapting the novel, as well as how each era produces its own “Little Women” from the first adaption for the Broadway stage to Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film.

Anne Boyd Rioux is the author or editor of six books about American women writers, including “Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters.”

She is a professor of English in New Orleans and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, one for public scholarship.

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