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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
Thursday, March 2, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
This unique show will show two different perspectives of the Nebraska Prairie. One from a long time resident that grew up on the prairie and another from the East Coast that had...
Opera House
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Clark & Company was created by triplet siblings from Omaha, Neb., with Sophie Clark on keyboard and vocals, Cooper Clark on acoustic and electric bass, and Simon Clark on...
Art Gallery
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017
Catherland “Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.” Willa Cather Growing up in central Nebraska it was easy to get lost in the land and the stories it told. With...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm
On May 18 the Willa Cather Book Club will meet to discuss House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. 1969 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Fiction. Set at World War 2’s conclusion, this...
Art Gallery
Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017
Western Wonderlands: The Burlington Railroad in the American West This curated exhibit by the Willa Cather Foundation highlights the ways that railroads—and especially the...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00pm
Join us June 1–3, 2017, as we explore the legacy of the rails! Our 62nd annual Spring Conference, “Picturing the American West: The Railroad and Popular Imagination,” looks...
Opera House
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 8:00pm
We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Laura Bush as a guest speaker for the National Willa Cather Center's dedication. A former teacher and librarian, Mrs. Bush has dedicated herself...
International Seminar
Sunday, June 11, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017
"Beyond Nebraska: Willa Cather's Pittsburgh" Registration Instructions: Please be sure to select your registration option (Full, Student, or Cather Enthusiast) by clicking the red...
International Seminar
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Willa Cather's Iron City Music FREE Admission— and all are welcome! (Reservation of free ticket is required.) Featuring the Washington (PA) Symphony Orchestra Yugo Sava Ikach,...
Opera House
Friday, July 21, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
A Neil Diamond Tribute is a Broadway style Branson production, in which Diamond look/sound alike, Keith Allynn, unveils the story of Diamond's life and career through his own...

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Past Events
Past Events
Art Gallery
Monday, March 31, 2014
Currently on view in the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery is an exhibition by Lincoln artist, Gary Pummel. Mr. Pummel utilizes a painting technique where both the oil paints and the...
Sunday, May 11, 2014 -
12:00am to 4:00am
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Prairie Writers
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop, to be be held May 14 - 18, 2014 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. This year, our workshop will be led by poet and editrix...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 11:00pm
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Spring Conference
Thursday, June 5, 2014 to Saturday, June 7, 2014
Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to welcome Clay Jenkinson, popular cultural commentator and host of NPR's, The...
Clay Jenkinson
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:15pm to Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:30pm
Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems The Willa Cather Foundation is pleased to welcome Clay Jenkinson, popular cultural commentator and host of NPR's, The...
Opera House
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Taxi Driver, a 6-piece cover band hailing from Omaha, is back by popular demand at the Red Cloud Opera House. Bringing their uncanny ability to cover a wide variety of musical...
International Seminar
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:45pm
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona "Willa Cather: Canyon, Rock, & Mesa Country" June 16-22, 2013
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop, to be be held May 14 - 18, 2014 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. This year, our workshop will be led by poet and editrix...

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