Willa Cather : the Road is All

  • Date(s): Wednesday, October 17th 2007
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The film, “Willa Cather: the Road is All” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Discussion will be facilitated by Deane Tucker, Associate Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College and Dr. Matt Evertson, Associate Professor of English also at Chadron State College.

In 1883, the young Cather was plucked from her luxurious home in Virginia and dropped into the tall grass prairies of Nebraska, an experience that exhilarated her and became the force behind all of her great novels – O Pioneer, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop and the Pulitzer Prize winning One of Ours. She has been a great inspiration to women writers and women readers, rediscovered in every decade for the past 100 years.

Starring Marcia Gay Harden and David Strathairn this film is 90 minutes and is a PBS production.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents the Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. “The Big Read: Wyoming reads My Antonia” is a project of the Wyoming Center for the Book, in partnership with Wyoming libraries and the Wyoming School-University Partnership, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Community Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation.