16142
Nebraska
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
Length
5 days
Starts at
599
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Easy Going
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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Max Frazier
Martha (Max) Frazier is retired from the United States Air Force Academy where she taught English and Literature. A well-known Cather scholar, Frazier's research interests include Cather's western novels, war in Cather's work and food as a cultural metaphor. Frazier is a past director of the Willa Cather Spring Conference and a member of the Willa Cather Foundation's Board of Governors.
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