We look forward to welcoming you to our 66th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference, where we will explore Willa Cather's work in relation to newspapers and magazines.

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. This rich and illuminating aspect of Cather's work is deserving of renewed attention.

We are planning for a conference that includes rich digital content throughout, plus limited in-person events in Red Cloud on the final day of the event! Please check the agenda for details about delivery methods.