Celebrate the Sisterhood: 150 Years of Little Women
Sun 25 Nov / Quarterhouse
What is the secret of the enduring popularity of Little Women? What is it about this novel that continues to speak to new generations of readers? And why does the March sisterhood inspire such fierce loyalty in its fans? Come and join our book-club for a lively, wide-ranging discussion about Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age narrative and your own relationship with Little Women. Together we will explore how the characters, their remarkable author, and the countless adaptations of their story have invited us to think about different definitions of womanhood, creativity, family and self-fulfillment in the past 150 years.
This event welcomes readers of all ages, genders and persuasions regarding who the best March sister is (though we all know it’s Jo, really). The discussion will be led by Dr Stefania Ciocia, Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University, who has been under the spell of Little Women since she first read it as a child.
10.30 am / £5 / Friends & concessions £4