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- My Antonia
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Welcome to the Willa Cather Foundation Website

The Willa Cather Foundation invites you to experience the life, times, and work of Willa Cather. Here, you can tour her home, read her work, visit her beloved Opera House, and shop the largest collection of books by and about Cather. Visit us regularly for news on conferences, publications, and information about the ongoing restoration and preservation of the largest living memorial to an author in the country, in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

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Ken Burns Announces Creation of National Willa Cather Center

Click on the video to learn more about the creation of the new National Willa Cather Center. Please donate before June 30, 2014 and share the news on social media! #fundnwcc

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Welcoming our new Executive Director

The Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors has announced that Ashley Olson, Associate Executive Director, will assume the position of Executive Director beginning April 21. This announcement comes as Leslie Levy, current Executive Director of the Willa Cather Foundation, has been named...

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2014 Willa Cather Spring Conference

Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems June 5–7, 2014 | Red Cloud, Nebraska The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to welcome Clay Jenkinson, popular cultural commentator and host  of NPR's, The Thomas Jefferson Hour. Jenkinson, a native of North Dakota, has gained no...

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7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop

Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop will be held May 14 - 18, 2014, in Red Cloud! This year, our workshop will be led by poet and editrix Glenna Luschei. Luschei has published the poetry magazines Cafe Solo, Solo, and Solo Cafe for fifty years. She has receive...

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