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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, June 14, 2013
Who speaks for the experiences of a generation and their impact on the world around them? What experiences help to create a sense of shared identity? Our Lives, Our Stories:...
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather , co-edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, was released on April 16, 2013. This first publication of the letters of one of America's...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Join the Willa Cather Foundation as we celebrate the birthday of one of the world's foremost authors, Willa Cather! In honor of Cather's 139th birthday on December 7th, the...
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Members of the Willa Cather Foundation staff and board were thrilled to be in attendance at the Celebration of Nebraska Books in Lincoln when O Pioneers! was announced as the...
Monday, September 17, 2012
"There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before." ~ Willa Cather As we celebrate the 100th...
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Willa Cather Foundation and the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University invite proposals for the 14th International Willa Cather Seminar...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
When Jim and Angela Southwick came to Red Cloud for June's Spring Conference and Cather Foundation Board of Governors meeting, they came bearing gifts-very generous gifts...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
On Friday, June 1, the Willa Cather Foundation had the pleasure of awarding four Norma Ross Walter Scholarships to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who intend to...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
"We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it - for a little while." These words ring as true today as...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Willa Cather State Historic Site/Red Cloud Opera House is one of 80 attractions included in the 2012 Nebraska Passport. The program, created by the Department of Economic...

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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