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Upcoming Events and CFPs

Willa Cather Archive Events

December 18, 2019: Join us for our fifth annual O Pie-and-Beers! at the Happy Raven (122 N. 11th Street, Lincoln, NE). Enjoy some tasty beer, terrific pie from Goldenrod Pastries, and a celebration of the life and work of Willa Cather with our community. Enter the raffle to win some great Cather and Happy Raven swag and show your support for the new Humanities Internship at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE, for University of Nebraska students. We hope to see you there!
March 29, 2020: Join the Nebraska Chamber Players and the Willa Cather Archive for a performance of Christian Ellwood's new work, inspired by Cather's 1922 novel, One of Ours, and featuring guest baritone Brian Leeper. Ellwood won the NCP's Willa Cather Chamber Ensemble Competition, and his work will be performed at NET's Ron Hull Studio (1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE), as well as in other locations throughout the state in the summer of 2020. Join members of the WCA team before the show in Lincoln for a discussion of the novel, and meet the composer himself!
Second Draughts Book Club: Our community book club meets on the first Thursday of each month at Zipline Brewing Co. (2100 Magnum Circle, Lincoln, NE). We alternate each month between a Cather novel and a contemporary text that we pair with the Cather book. Come down to Zipline for some lively conversation and a cold pint, and become a member of the Second Draughts Facebook group to keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming meetings and book selections.

International Willa Cather Seminar

June 24 to 27, 2021: The 18th International Willa Cather Seminar will be held in Greenwich Village in collaboration with the New School. This seminar is still in the planning stages, so stay tuned!
List of previous International Seminars.

Related Conferences

"Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s," the 65th Annual Spring Conference at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE, will be June 4 to 6, 2020. The Cather community will revisit Cather's 1920 collection of short fiction, Youth and the Bright Medusa, for the 100th anniversary of its publication.