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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.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for...
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Red Cloud Opera House takes a comedic swipe at tinsel town in the hilarious upcoming production Completely Hollywood produced by Community Players from Beatrice. The...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Willa Cather Foundation and Road Scholar are proud to invite you to Red Cloud, Nebraska, this summer. As a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation and...
Friday, August 1, 2014
One can't overstate the importance of the Red Cloud Opera House to a young Willa Cather. In a 1929 letter to friend and journalist Harvey Newbranch, she wrote about the Opera...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Over forty Cather scholars and enthusiasts traveled to Rome, Italy, June 12-14, for a Cather Symposium themed "Cather in Europe/Europe and Cather." Scholars representing ten...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This year’s conference-goers were treated to three days of gorgeous Nebraska summer, exciting performances, thought-provoking art, and entertaining speakers. The conference...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to announce it has raised $5.79 million in gifts and pledges to establish the National Willa Cather Center at Red Cloud, fulfilling a...
Monday, June 16, 2014
On view now in the historic Red Cloud Opera House are works by three artists who have all used unique mediums to capture the essence and beauty of the Great Plains. All of...
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to be hosting two intriguing exhibitions at the Red Cloud Opera House, Grand Ole Opry and Bitter/Sweet: Walking with Willa Cather ...
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors has announced that Ashley Olson, Associate Executive Director, will assume the position of Executive Director beginning April...

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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