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Visit this page often for the latest Cather-related news as well as information about the Willa Cather Foundation's programs, collections, and events.

Friday, October 13, 2017
“Here at Last is an American Novel”: Celebrating 100 Years of My Ántonia 63rd annual Willa Cather Spring Conference Red Cloud, NE | May 31–June 2, 2018 When critic Randolph...
Monday, September 25, 2017
The grand opening and dedication of the National Willa Cather Center in June was occasion to bring together many friends of the Willa Cather Foundation, both old and new...
Monday, September 25, 2017
This letter from Willa Cather Foundation Board President, Lynette Krieger, originally appeared in Volume 60.1 of the Willa Cather Review . In April 2017, the past met the...
Monday, August 21, 2017
Willa Cather at the Modernist Crux examines Willa Cather’s position in time, in aesthetics, and in the world. Born a Victorian in 1873, Cather made herself a modernist...
Monday, August 21, 2017
The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to announce that a permanent endowment for a new scholarship program has been established as a result of the generosity of Antonette...
Monday, August 21, 2017
The National Willa Cather Center is one of 80 attractions featured in the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s summer 2017 Nebraska Passport program. The program is open to...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Willa Cather Foundation (WCF) seeks a highly-organized, passionate, and multi-talented candidate to fill a new Finance & Business Manager position. The Finance &...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Ecotourism on the Great Plains: Red Cloud Workshop by Center for Great Plains Studies Date and Time Tue, July 18, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT Location Red Cloud Opera House...
Saturday, June 3, 2017
On June 3rd, nearly 300 guests gathered in our Red Cloud Opera House as distinguished guest Laura Bush delivered moving remarks for the dedication of the National Willa...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Reflecting back on her first Spring Conference many years ago, it was the kindness shown to her as a young scholar that compelled Dr. Mary Ruth Ryder to become a member of...

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Send Us Your Ántonia Story

As we began celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Cather’s My Ántonia in the first 2018 issue of the Willa Cather Review, we asked thirty widely varied readers—fans, scholars, neighbors, students, Cather and Pavelka relatives, and many others—to send us their Ántonia stories, telling us why this beloved novel is important to them. (To download this issue, click on Learn above.) As these stories arrived in my mailbox, I was amazed and delighted and moved by them. I was surprised by how different they were, and by how they spoke to each other. It was like sitting in on a lively and heartfelt conversation. I wanted to hear more—and perhaps to chime in with my own story.

As our year of celebrating Cather’s great novel continues, we want to keep that conversation going. So we’re asking you to send us your own Ántonia story, telling us why this book is special and important to you. For the remaining months of the centenary year, we’ll publish those stories, right here on our website. Your personal story may be as long or short (average length is about 400 words) and as formal or informal as you like. We want to hear your voice, as we begin a second hundred years of conversation about My Ántonia. Send your story, and any questions you might have, to me, at annrom3@verizon.net.

See below, for our first new story in this online series, from a young Mexican immigrant woman now attending college in the U.S. More stories will follow—including yours, we hope!

Ann Romines, Issue Editor, Willa Cather Review