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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Art Gallery
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
“The illustration of books, and even more of magazines, may be said to have been born in our time, so far as variety and abundance are the signs of it . . . .” Henry James,...
Art Gallery
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:00pm
The National Willa Cather Center is honored to remember the legacy of Red Cloud-born artist Lynn Wolfe in a posthumous retrospective.
Opera House
Monday, August 2, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale brought to life by local students, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger only to wake up five hundred years later in a rock ‘n...
Opera House
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us as Dr. Reynolds discusses his new book, "Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer and the Body in Transition."
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us as we sit down with Dr. Kelsey Squire to talk about teaching Willa Cather! Author of the book, Willa Cather: The Critical Conversation , Squire will discuss her book as...
Opera House
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Playing songs from the 1940s to the 21st century, the band presents a variety of musical genres and styles including pop, classic rock, country, blues, and jazz.
Special Events
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
Join us in Taos, New Mexico, for a 3-day, 3-night excursion, November 11 – 14, 2021! We’ll explore the beautiful mountain town and the best of its historic and arts offerings,...
Opera House
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prepare to get more than your share of kicks on this musical tour of Route 66! You’ll hear songs from Bach to Joplin, and learn how their music connects to this ramblin’ road.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us December 4, 2021, as Donovan Johnson brings Highball!, a 1950s-style tribute to the music of rock and roll sensation Jerry Lee Lewis, to the Red Cloud Opera House stage.
Spring Conference
Friday, June 3, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
It's the publication centenary of Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Join us as we celebrate the literary canon and the controversy that often accompanies literary prizes.

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Past Events
Past Events
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00pm
Join us for a very special performance featuring area children in this exciting and innovative collaboration with Blixt Locally Grown and The Valley Child Development Center!...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
Spend an evening with Nebraska author Chris Harding Thornton as she reads from her debut novel, Pickard County Atlas.
Opera House
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 7:30pm
This play, based on Willa Cather's writings, will premiere virtually as part of our 66th Annual Spring Conference fundraising event.
Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture Call for Papers
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Saturday, June 5, 2021
We will explore Willa Cather's work in relation to newspapers and magazines during this virtual conference and with select on-site activities.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us for a fascinating conversation with 2021 One Book One Nebraska author James Kimble!
Art Gallery
Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
This exhibition showcases the work of artist Karen Vierneisel in which she explores the themes and settings of Cather's novels and the places she knew during her lifetime.
Special Events
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join 66th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference Academic Director Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier and Karim Muasher, Co-Artistic Director of Animal Engine Theatre Company, for a...
Opera House
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 10:00am
Join us as Joan Wells, Women's World Champion Trick Roper, presents a unique performance of roping tricks just like those seen in the early Wild West shows and rodeos.
Opera House
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please join us virtually for this highly-anticipated preview event. Buy your ticket early and pre-order the book here.
Opera House
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 6:00am to 8:00pm
Join us in person or virtually—from dawn until dusk—for a deep dive into the natural and literary realm of Cather Country.

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