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"It was over flat lands like this, stretching out to drink the sun, that the larks sang— and one's heart sang there too."
— The Song of the Lark
2015 Willa Cather Spring Conference
Fragments of Desire: Cather and the Arts
The 60th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
June 5−7, 2015adamhintzcrop
Red Cloud, Nebraska

Join us in Red Cloud, June 5-7, 2015, for the 60th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference. This year's conference is taking place in conjunction with the 15th International Cather Seminar, themed: "Fragments of Desire: Cather and the Arts." Highlights will include informative papers and panel discussions; guided town and country tours; an evening picnic on the prairie; a screening of the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications documentary, Yours, Willa Cather; ceremonial groundbreaking for the National Willa Cather Center; a keynote address by acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith; and the premiere of Larksong, a theatrical retelling of The Song of the Lark. This is a special year for the Spring Conference, so mark your calendars and make travel plans soon!

Registration and Full Schedule will be available soon!

ACCOMMODATIONS (within 35 miles):

  • Green Acres Motel & RV Park, Red Cloud: 402-746-2201
  • Cather Second Home, Red Cloud: 402-746-2653
  • Red Cloud B&B at the Kaley House: 402-746-3989
  • Yost Farm Cottage and A. G. House, Red Cloud: 402-746-2856
  • Victorian Inn, Superior (30 miles east of Red Cloud): 402-879-3245
  • Blue Hill Motel, Blue Hill (20 miles north of Red Cloud): 402-756-3901
  • Drop Tyne Lodge, Franklin (25 miles west of Red Cloud): 308-425-6269
  • Ingelboro Mansion B&B, Smith Center, KS (35 miles south of Red Cloud): 785-282-3798