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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
"Teaching with Fire" by Christopher Strickland
Art Gallery
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to Saturday, August 13, 2022
Christopher Strickland's abstract watercolor expressions are visual chronicles that document the effects of spiritual awakening and personal transformation.
Art Gallery
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 5:00pm
Join us for a reception with artist Christopher Strickland on Friday, August 12, at 5:00 p.m.
Art Gallery
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022
Inspired by Mary Oliver's poem "Some Things the World Gave," Wallace's oil paintings are like a prayer of gratitude for the beauty of the world and the wonder of it all.
Opera House
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:00pm
Mason will share poetry from his most recent collection and share the virtual stage with Tanya Bachu, 2022 Nebraska Youth Poet Laureate!
"La Primavera" by Paula Wallace
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 5:00pm
Join us for a reception with artist Paula Wallace on Friday, August 26, at 5:00 p.m.
Opera House
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ballet Folklorico de Topeka appears for the first time at the Red Cloud Opera House to share Mexican culture and tradition through the art of dance.
Opera House
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Transport yourself to the Colorado Rockies, Nebraska prairie, and beyond during our conversation with author Pam Houston! Join us as Houston shares excerpts from her book, Deep...
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:00am
Join us in person and online for a special children's literature event! Author Lisa Harkrader will be at the National Willa Cather Center to meet young readers and sign copies of...
Opera House
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
Fronted by Mato Nanji, Indigenous plays a gritty, soulful, and rocking blues sound influenced by the likes of B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Special Events
Thursday, November 10, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
We hope you'll join us in Taos, New Mexico, for a 3-day, 3-night excursion, November 10–13, 2022! We’ll explore the beautiful mountain town and the best of its historic and arts...

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Past Events
Past Events
Opera House
Monday, August 1, 2022 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
In this musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, Mowgli explores what it means to be human with his jungle friends!
Opera House
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Mark your calendars for this discussion with Jonis Agee about her book, The Bones of Paradise. This multigenerational family saga takes place shortly after the Wounded Knee...
Opera House
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
Join us for an evening celebration of local children's creativity that's got it all! We will begin with a very special theater performance in collaboration with Blixt Locally...
Opera House
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Composer Chris Ellenwood’s new composition, Children of the Moon , is based on Willa Cather’s One of Ours which celebrates its 100th publication anniversary in 2022. Featuring...
Spring Conference
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Join us for a lively annual panel discussion around Spring Conference themes: in Red Cloud or virtually!
Spring Conference
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan joins us in the Red Cloud Opera House for an invited lecture that considers the backstage deliberations and decisions behind literary awards,...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Presented from the Red Cloud Opera House, and also available here digitally, below. Dr. James English will join us in Red Cloud for an invited lecture on our conference theme of...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
Our annual Spring Conference will explore the landscape of literary prizes as we mark the publication centenary of Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel One of Ours.
"Willa Cather Childhood Home Soundstitching" by Cassia Kite
Art Gallery
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
In this exhibition, artist Cassia Kite's distinctive Soundstitching process allows visitors to experience Willa Cather's world in a whole new way.
Opera House
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 7:00pm
SOLD OUT! Donovan Johnson returns with Nebraska Showdown and Shameless!—a tribute to one of the biggest stars in all of music history, Garth Brooks.

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