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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; 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):

  • 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