You're Invited!

Join us as we kick off our upcoming Little Women season
and celebrate the author’s 190th birthday.

Sunday, November 27, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM

At 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA

Louisa Alcott Yamartino will offer some thoughts on her illustrious relative;
we’ll have a few words from the director of our show; and a special guest or two.

Light hors d’oeuvres, apple-inspired treats, and cake will be served.

Questions? Email

Essay Topics

Select your grade level:

Contest Rules

Contest Judges

It would be rather cool to have Gregory Maguire as judge, as he is the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and numerous other cool books for adults and children. And he lives in Concord! (well, sometimes)

It would be even cooler to have Louisa May Alcott as judge, but despite rumors that she has been seen around town, she is no longer on the same plane of existence as the rest of us. But she did live in Concord! (and a bunch of other places)

Arrie the Ninja Cat would be pretty useless as an essay contest judge, but you have to admit he looks pretty cute in his glamour shot. Arrie is a resident of Sudbury, where he is a tiny furry overlord.

Contest Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in both the middle school and high school categories. First-place winners will receive:

  • $250 cash
  • Tickets to the Concord Players' production of Little Women — the musical (which runs April-May 2023)
  • a basket full of wonderful themed gifts

They will also have their essay printed in several local publications.