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Upcoming Events and CFPs

International Willa Cather Seminar

Summer 2022: 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.

Willa Cather Archive Events

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.
Rescheduled (new date forthcoming): 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!

Related Conferences

"Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture," the 65th Annual Spring Conference at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE, will be June 3 to 5, 2021. From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.