61st Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference

Spring Conference

Red Cloud Opera House
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

The 61st annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
June 2-4, 2016
Red Cloud, Nebraska

Join us in Red Cloud, Nebraska for our 61st annual Willa Cather Spring Conference! As the world remembers the sacrifices made during the Great War, we gather to discuss the war's impact not only on Willa Cather's life and war-era writings but on those of her literary contemporaries, as well as the legacy of the war on American culture. Highlights of the Conference include papers and panel discussions; a keynote address by Dr. Pearl James; 2016 "One Book One Nebraska" author Karen Gettert Shoemaker; readings of poetry and drama of the World War I era; dance instruction and popular music of the 1910s; and a Red Cloud Opera House performance, Keep the Home Fires Burning: Music From the Great War, by soprano Sarah Young.