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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
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Todd Green performs original music inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America on over 30 acoustic string, flute and...
Opera House
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:30pm
Free Movie & Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt Free Movie: 11 am at The Red Cloud Opera House Easter Egg Hunt: 1:30 pm at The Red Cloud City Park The Red Cloud...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm
On April 20 the Willa Cather Book Club will meet to discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. This novel won the 1953 Pulitzer for Fiction. Old Man is Hemingway’s only...
Art Gallery
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
We invite you to attend an artist reception honoring Ki Doolittle Slaymaker & Katie Weiss. The event will showcase their Prairie Perspectives exhibit and will be held on...
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...
Spring Conference
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00pm
Be sure to save the dates June 1 – 3, 2017 , for a very special Willa Cather Spring Conference! Our 62nd annual Spring Conference, “Picturing the American West: The Railroad and...
Opera House
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 8:00pm
Mark your calendar and save the date for the long-awaited grand opening and dedication of the National Willa Cather Center on June 3, 2017 . An official ribbon cutting and...

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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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