Red Cloud
Red Cloud: Willa Cather's Window to the World
Gain a deeper understanding of author Willa Cather as you discuss her writing with a university professor, visit her living memorial and explore the small town that informed her work.
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Program No. 16142RJ
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
10 meals
4B 3L 3D
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Immerse yourself in the world of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. Hosting the nation's largest living memorial to an American author, the Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska, opens a rare window into Willa Cather's life, times, history and writings. Analyze the literature of this significant American author as you explore the small Western town that influenced her work. Discuss Cather's short stories and novels with a university professor and premier Cather scholar, and discover destinations related to the pieces you examine.
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An elevator is available in the Opera House; some stairs on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy visits to the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie and nearly 20 historic sites around Red Cloud.
  • Gain exclusive access to Cather artifacts and nationally designated historical buildings.
  • Take in a performance and view the Willa Cather documentary, "The Road is All" at the Red Cloud Opera House.
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Andrew Jewell
Andrew Jewell is the Associate Professor of Digital Projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the editor of the Willa Cather Archive. Andy has published numerous essays on Willa Cather among other American writers. He is also the coeditor of the book “The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age” and “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.”
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Charles Johanningsmeier
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