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Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

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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

No events scheduled at this time.


Past Events
Past Events
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...
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!...
Art Gallery
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Wednesday, September 1, 2021
The National Willa Cather Center is honored to remember the legacy of Red Cloud-born artist Lynn Wolfe in a posthumous retrospective.
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.
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,...
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...