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Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

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Willa Cather Foundation Events

Willa Cather Foundation Events

The Willa Cather Foundation holds a variety of events in Red Cloud annually, including several Opera House performances and gallery exhibitions, our Spring Conference, and the Prairie Writers' Workshop. A biennial International Cather Seminar and periodic symposia are also held in other locales that were relevant to Cather's life and work. Check this page often to see our upcoming events, conferences, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Don't forget the easiest way to keep up with our activities is to sign-up for our monthly electronic newsletter.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Art Gallery
Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
This exhibition showcases the work of artist Karen Vierneisel in which she explores the themes and settings of Cather's novels and the places she knew during her lifetime.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us for a fascinating conversation with 2021 One Book One Nebraska author James Kimble!
Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture Call for Papers
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Saturday, June 5, 2021
Virtual Conference + Select On-Site Activities
Opera House
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 7:30pm
This play, based on Willa Cather's writings, will premiere virtually as part of our 66th Annual Spring Conference fundraising event.
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
Spend an evening with Nebraska author Chris Harding Thornton as she reads from her debut novel, Pickard County Atlas.
Opera House
Monday, August 2, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale brought to life by local students, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger only to wake up five hundred years later in a rock ‘n...
Opera House
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Playing songs from the 1940s to the 21st century, the band presents a variety of musical genres and styles including pop, classic rock, country, blues, and jazz.
Special Events
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
Join us in Taos, New Mexico, for a 3-day, 3-night excursion, November 11 – 14, 2021! We’ll explore the beautiful mountain town and the best of its historic and arts offerings,...
Opera House
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prepare to get more than your share of kicks on this musical tour of Route 66! You’ll hear songs from Bach to Joplin, and learn how their music connects to this ramblin’ road.
International Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2022
The 18th International Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village, the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932.
Past Events
Past Events
Special Events
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join 66th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference Academic Director Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier and Karim Muasher, Co-Artistic Director of Animal Engine Theatre Company, for a...
Opera House
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 10:00am
Join us as Joan Wells, Women's World Champion Trick Roper, presents a unique performance of roping tricks just like those seen in the early Wild West shows and rodeos.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 3:15pm
Tune in for what is sure to be an engrossing talk with Dr. Guy Reynolds, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His new book, Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer...
Opera House
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please join us virtually for this highly-anticipated preview event. Buy your ticket early and pre-order the book here.
Opera House
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 6:00am to 8:00pm
Join us in person or virtually—from dawn until dusk—for a deep dive into the natural and literary realm of Cather Country.
Opera House
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Laugh, dance, and sing to music inspired by ancient Celts, English coal miners, Irish leprechauns, Scottish kilt-wearers, and Irish pub-goers.
Opera House
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
An enlightening book talk on "Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture."
Opera House
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us virtually to experience the Andean cultures of Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Chile through an acoustic journey and storytelling!
Art Gallery
Friday, February 5, 2021 to Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Red Cloud Opera House is pleased to welcome The Art Connection show, created by a group of both new and familiar artists based in South Central Nebraska.
Opera House
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Every fall, thousands of students are introduced to Shakespeare through the work of Nebraska Shakespeare, a troupe of professional actors and educators whose mission is to bring...