Kick-off the 27th Annual Concord Festival of Authors with New York Times bestselling novelist Jenna Blum in conversation with one of America’s most prolific writers, Louisa May Alcott. The fiercely independent author of Little Women is portrayed by Director of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House Jan Turnquist. Reception to follow.
Jenna Blum is a New York Times and internationally best-selling author of the novels Those Who Save Us (Harcourt 2002) , The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010) and The Lost Family (Harper Collins, 2018. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she taught Creative Writing and journalism and was the fiction editor for AGNI Literary Magazine. In addition to being a novelist, Jenna is also a professional public speaker, traveling nationally and internationally to speak at universities, libraries, events, and book clubs. Among many achievements, she is one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers and is currently working on her fourth novel.
Jan Turnquist is the executive director of the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House. Jan is an educator, actress, and historian, holding teaching certification and degrees in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin. She has been featured in various television roles on PBS, the Fox Network, and several BBC productions.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.
$5 Member | $10 Non-Member. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.