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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: The Woman Behind Little Women - Events KICK OFF - Film Showing & Book Signing
Sunday, October 16, 2011
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Documentary Film Presentation: Louisa May Alcott:
The Woman Behind Little Women
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.
2:30 pm -- Book Signing with auther Harriet Reisen
Harriet Reisen’s diverse credits include: in media; scripting dramatic and historical documentaries for PBS and HBO, co-producing National Public Radio (NPR) series Blacklisted [for Tony Kahn], and contributing radio commentary to Morning Edition, Marketplace, and Morning Stories. Music: two regional Emmy nominations for Best Song (with Jeanie Stahl) and Best Composer. Lyrics: songs on Rounder Records (Mason Daring, producer), and award-winning video, “Jersey Shore” (with Jeanie Stahl and Tony Kahn). Teaching: film history and criticism at Stanford University, and screenwriting at Harvard Summer School. Journalism: articles about Mexican language schools, Mexican Art, Mexican margaritas, and international adoption in Travel and Leisure, Provincetown Arts, Tin House, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Photo Credit Liane Brandon
Louisa May Alcott programs are sponsored through a grant by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additionally, programs have been funded by The John C.A. Watkins Fund for Lifelong Learning at PPL.
Providence Public Library (PPL) proudly presents Louisa May Alcott programming in collaboration with the Alliance for the Study & Teaching of Adolescent Literature at Rhode Island College, Living Literature, Rhode Island Historical Society, the Providence Athenaeum, and Barrington and North Kingstown Public Libraries.