Reading Willa Cather: A 150th Birthday Celebration
46 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Join us for this sesquicentennial celebration of Willa Cather, one of the most singular and treasured American writers of the 20th century. Cather’s story is one defined by a lifetime of determination, struggle, and gradual emergence. Cather’s groundbreaking fiction (O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, One of Ours, The Professor’s House, Death Comes for the Archbishop) set a new standard in American literature. This overview of her life and work will explore her turbulent biography and uniquely American voice. Sprinkled into the lecture: readings of Cather’s work and letters, performed by local actors.
Peter Cipkowski, Ed.D., is an interdisciplinary scholar at UCLA and a member of the National Willa Cather Center Board of Governors.