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Willa Cather Spring Conference moves online for this year

Willa Cather Spring Conference moves online for this year

May 21, 2020

by Andy Raun of the Hastings Tribune 

RED CLOUD — While the novel coronavirus disease pandemic has upended plans for crowds to gather here the first weekend in June for the annual Willa Cather Spring Conference, the event will proceed online — and in a way more accessible than ever before to people from south central Nebraska and around the world.

Theme for this year’s 65th annual event is “Un/Tethered Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s.” The conference will celebrate the 100th anniversary of publication for Cather’s collection of short stories, “Youth and the Bright Medusa,” and explore the impact of the era on Cather’s writing in that stage of her career.