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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
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
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
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.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please join us virtually for a highly-anticipated preview event! Author Melissa J. Homestead and music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker will discuss her book The Only Wonderful...
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.
Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture Call for Papers
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Saturday, June 5, 2021
Save the date for our 2021 Spring Conference: "The Magazine Business: Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture."
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 7:30pm
Animal Engine Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play, Henrietta Solway, commissioned by the National Willa Cather Center, that combines the short fiction and serialized...
Special Events
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
Postponed to 2021! We are sorry to announce that, due to ongoing event restrictions in New Mexico, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House has opted to postpone events scheduled for this fall...
International Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2022
We will hold the 18th International Cather Seminar right in the neighborhood where Cather lived between 1906-1932: Greenwich Village.
Past Events
Past Events
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!
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...
Opera House
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us on Zoom for our second installment of readings and fascinating conversation with Kate Gaskin, Lisa Fay Coutley, David Phillip Mullins, and Jim Reese!
Opera House
Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 25, 2020 - 11:30pm
Bell-issimo, Lincoln's own handbell choir, presents a festive virtual holiday concert!
Opera House
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Holiday fun for the whole family in this virtual puppet show which is sure to bring some good fun and seasonal cheer!
Opera House
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for an evening of readings and lively discussion with four Nebraska writers!
Art Gallery
Monday, December 7, 2020 to Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The work of John Blake Bergers returns to our Red Cloud Opera House gallery! Comprised of pieces from our permanent collection, this exhibit features twenty-two of Bergers' best-...
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Opera House
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
A classic novel set in Depresssion-era Mississippi is adapted for stage and presented by The Ensemble Theatre of Houston, TX.
Opera House
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a virtual book talk with Daryl W. Palmer, who will discuss his book, "Becoming Willa Cather: Creation and Career."