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Fragments of Desire: Cather and the Arts
The 60th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
June 5−7, 2015
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; 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!
Our keynote speaker will be Richard Norton Smith, a nationally recognized author and historian. He is a familiar face to viewers of C-SPAN and PBS’ NewsHour. Mr. Smith has been director of the Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museums, as well as founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. His past appearance in Red Cloud was for C-SPAN’s live broadcast of American Writers in 2001.
Registration and Full Schedule will be available soon!
ACCOMMODATIONS (within 35 miles):