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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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Willa Cather Foundation hosts their 62nd annual Spring Conference June 1 – 3. "Picturing the American West: The Railroad and Popular Imagination," is a signature event of...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Your survey could win you two tickets to a 2017 show! We are looking at expanding our offerings in 2018 to include a wider variety of entertainment and arts engagement...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Several weeks ago, an unexpected phone call reached Executive Director Ashley Olson's desk: were we interested in a collection of personal items which had belonged to Willa...
Thursday, March 2, 2017
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.” – My Ántonia Over 8,000 visitors from forty states and five countries travel through Red Cloud annually...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Like her parents and grandparents before her, Jane Renner Hood holds firmly to a personal mission of making the earth a better place for all, and believes that this...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Nebraska Tourism’s fourth Nebraska Tourism Serves project took place in Bladen, Nebraska, on November 4 and 5 . Nebraska Tourism Serves brings volunteers together to...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
This year, instead of paying more in taxes, use your IRA for a noble purpose. Americans over age seventy and a half no longer pay federal income tax on individual retirement...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Nebraska Tourism’s fourth Nebraska Tourism Serves project will take place in Bladen, Nebraska, November 4 and 5 . Nebraska Tourism Serves brings volunteers together to...
Friday, August 12, 2016
As redevelopment of the Moon Block progresses to become the National Willa Cather Center and we prepare for its fall completion, there’s also a lot happening behind the...
Friday, August 12, 2016
Another school year is ready to begin and we’d like to share some upcoming opportunities for students. If you have any questions about our free educational programs or...

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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