Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Willa Cather Foundation (WCF). The WCF’s headquarters is located in Red Cloud, Nebraska. I live in Connecticut. If I lived closer I’d regularly volunteer in some capacity, so when the call came out for volunteers in the Greater […]
Stamped image on the first edition (1948) cloth cover of The Old Beauty and Others by Willa Cather. WSC stands for Willa Sibert Cather, but what is the meaning behind the imagery?
From Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker by Kathleen Brady: “There was a new writer on staff [at McClure’s Magazine], a former teacher in her late twenties, who had lived in Virginia and Nebraska and acquired the worst accents of both. Only McClure and Roseboro liked her. The […]
My friend Missy is visiting Kansas City this week and sent me this pic of her with Willa Cather. Click here to learn about the Community Bookshelf in Kansas City, MO. Click here for more Wordless Wednesday images. Have you seen the Community Bookshelf in real life? How […]
I made my first pilgrimage to Willa Cather’s childhood hometown, Red Cloud, NE, as a graduate student at the University of Nebraska over twenty years ago. It was inspiring to see the buildings and sites that helped shape Willa Cather’s life and writing. Since that first visit it’s […]
Visited March 11, 2014Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Late last week I took off on my first literary field trip of the year. Appropriately enough, it was to a Willa Cather lecture at the Bush-Holley House in the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich, CT which is about an hour away from my new digs. But first, […]