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Meet Louisa May Alcott virtually at FPC’s Saturday Morning Breakfast
April 17 @ 8:00 am
Stow – Have you ever wished you could meet Louisa May Alcott? On Saturday, April 17, you can – sort of. Jan Turnquist, executive director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, will play Alcott in full costume, live from the Orchard House in Concord, at April’s virtual Saturday Morning Breakfast. There will be a question and answer period after the performance.
Through “meeting” Alcott, you’ll gain insight into important 19th century issues such as suffrage, abolition, the underground railroad, and equal education. You’ll hear about Alcott’s friendships with Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Louisa” tells about writing the autobiographical “Little Women” and how writing took her from “rags to riches.” You’ll also hear of the Alcott family’s Utopian community experience at Fruitlands in Harvard, Alcott’s work as a Civil War nurse, and many of her other writings including thriller tales and serious adult works.
Besides being Orchard House’s executive director, Jan Turnquist is an educator, actress, and historian. She holds her teaching certification and degrees in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin. She has been featured in television roles on PBS, the Fox Network, and several BBC productions.
Saturday Morning Breakfasts are held monthly by First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). They begin at 8 a.m. and are preceded by video excerpts of concerts from FPC’s New Revival Coffeehouse, which begin at 7:45 a.m. The link to this month’s virtual event is bit.ly/FPCBreakfastApril. For more information, call 978-897-8149 or visit www.fpc-stow-acton.org.