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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.

Thursday, May 7, 2009
While selecting photographs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives and Special Collections for a gallery exhibit at the Red Cloud Opera House, I came across one...
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Willa Cather Foundation is proud to announce the completion of a prescribed burn on the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie. As part of an extensive restoration project funded...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Red Cloud: Willa Cather's Window to the World June 15-19, 2009 Hosting the nation's largest living memorial to an American author, the Willa Cather Foundation invites you to...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Willa Cather chose to place an accent over the first syllable in her memorable character's name — Ántonia — to indicate the greater stress that syllable would receive when...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Today the Willa Cather Foundation is delighted to announce its involvement in the Heritage Highway photo contest. For those who may be wondering how a photo contest pertains...
Monday, October 6, 2008
I have said before that the Middle Ground of the Cather Foundation is indeed broad reaching out from its center in Red Cloud to the far corners of the world. But sometimes,...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
WISDOM IN THE LATER NEBRASKA FICTION: OBSCURE DESTINIES, LUCY GAYHEART, AND "THE BEST YEARS" The 2009 Spring Conference will focus on religious, moral, and spiritual themes...
Join us for a fun night of spirited and a good natured competition to compete for the title of “Best Soup Chef of Webster County!" Sign up now below to particiapte in the...
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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