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Willa Cather: Desserts & Discussion

June 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a wonderful evening of desserts and discussion. Learn more about one of the most important American novelists of the first half of the twentieth century: Willa Cather, while sampling some delectable desserts! The desserts are inspired by recipes from Willa Cather’s work, from her family and friends, and from the many places that were meaningful to her. The discussion is being presented by Tracy Sanford Tucker (Education Director & Certified Archivist at
The Willa Cather Foundation).

Seen as a regional writer for decades after her passing in 1947, critics have increasingly identified Cather as a canonical American writer, the peer of authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Wharton. The author of 12 novels, 6 collections of short fiction, 2 editions of her book of poetry, April Twilights, and 9 works of nonfiction and collected journalism, speeches, and letters.

Born in Virginia in 1873, Cather settled in Webster County, Nebraska, in 1883. Though she lived the rest of her life in Pittsburgh and New York and traveled extensively, Cather’s depictions of the Nebraska prairie and farming communities were important milestones in American literature. “Miss Cather is Nebraska’s foremost citizen,” wrote author and Nobel Prize-winner Sinclair Lewis. “The United States knows Nebraska because of Willa Cather’s books.”


June 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Central City Public Library
1604 15th Ave
Central City, NE 68826 United States
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