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Spring Conference

Spring Conference

The Willa Cather Foundation hosts an annual Spring Conference the first weekend in June. Leading Cather scholars, exciting performers, and engaging speakers help make every Spring Conference unique and memorable. Taking advantage of early summer in Nebraska, conference-goers enjoy guided tours of the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie and Cather historical sites, in addition to experiencing a Red Cloud Opera House performance, panel discussions, art exhibits, meals and receptions. 

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Upcoming Conferences
Upcoming Conferences
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Saturday, June 3, 2023
Our 68th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference, held during Willa Cather's sesquicentennial year, provides an opportunity to pay homage to the author's life and legacy here in...
Past Conferences
Past Conferences
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 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.
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 4, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020
Join us as we embrace innovation and offer our Spring Conference digitally for the very first time.
Spring Conference
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for the Spring Conference banquet and the debut of, A Little Pleasure , a new work, adapted for the stage by Julia Hinson from Cather’s short fiction, criticism,...
Spring Conference
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:15am to 9:15am
The enchanting sound of English handbells will enliven the Grace Episcopal service in Red Cloud on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. An ensemble group of Bell-issimo, an auditioned...
Spring Conference
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the return of the Willa Cather State Historic Sites , the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Collection , and unveil a new vision for our future. Highlights...
Spring Conference
Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Join us in Red Cloud, Nebraska, for this year's Spring Conference as we explore Willa Cather's relation to the theater.

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