As our literary remix contest continues this week, two mash-up experts will talk about their re-imaginings of a Louisa May Alcott novel. Tomorrow night (May 6th) Little Vampire Women co-author Lynn Messina and Little Women and Werewolves co-author Porter Grand will talk about this new literary genre.
At the Monster Throwdown event, they will discuss mash-ups with Pulitzer Prize winning biographer John Matteson–author of Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Former GalleyCat editor Ron Hogan will kick off the discussion.
Here’s more from the release: “The discussion will explore their mash-ups of Alcott’s classic, Little Women. Both authors will address the challenges they faced reworking the text. Alcott’s own work, published under various pseudonyms, included many sensational elements such as spies, murderers, drug addicts and mummies, and Matteson will explore whether inserting vampires and werewolves into the beloved story would be truly anathema to the author.”