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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Red Cloud:  Willa Cather's Window to the World

June 15-19, 2009

Hosting the nation's largest living memorial to an American author, the Willa Cather Foundation invites you to Red Cloud, Nebraska and into the exciting work of Willa Cather. Our five-day program will offer you a true immersion into Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather's life, time, history, and writing. Steven B. Shively, a premier Cather scholar, will provide lectures and host discussions.



Monday June 15:
4-5 p.m. :  Check in at the Opera House
5 p.m. :  Introductions; Walk to dinner
7 p.m. :  Orientation

Lectures and Class discussion:

Novels:  My Ántonia, A Lost Lady, Death Comes for the Archbishop
Short Stories:  "A Wagner Matinee," "Neighbour Rosicky," "Peter"

Group Field trips:

Country and town tours of Cather- related historic sites

Extra-Curricular Activities:

The Road is All, an award-winning PBS documentary with special guest Joel Geyer, Producer
Kerry Grombacher & Judy Coder, Contemporary Country Performance on the historic 1185 Opera House stage


Tuition:            $598 per Person
$686 for Single
Dates:                June 15 to June 19, 2009
Program:          16142AU
Activity Level:  2

What's Included

  • All meals
  • 4 nights of lodging at Green Acres
  • Entertainment (3 nights)
  • Refreshments
  • Transportation during programs
  • 4-day intensive Cather course
  • Premier Lecturer
  • Expert Field trip guides

Commuter Option:  $250

(This option includes everything except for lodging and breakfast.)

To Register:

For more information or to register, call Elderhostel toll free at 1-877-426-8056
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or register online at

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