Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott

“Transforming Impotent Anger into Potent Power” is the third lecture in the HCC Women of Wisdom series and will focus on the writer, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The lecture takes place the HCC Women’s Center in Beacon Hall on Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m. and will be offered again at 5 p.m.

HCC English Professor Eleanor Bloom will lead the discussion that will look at the author’s little known “blood and thunder” thrillers which she wrote under the pseudonym, A. M. Barnard. Alcott is also the author of “Little Women”, “Jo’s Boys”, “Little Men” and other still popular young adult literature. She was an active feminist and abolitionist. Bloom will discuss Alcott’s heroines who appear to have anger in common with the author; what the heroines did with their anger, and what did Alcott did with hers.

The public is invited at no charge.

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