Registration for the spring conference, "Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s," is up and running on the website! Elaine Smith and I, as conference co-directors, are
excited about the events that will launch online June 4-6.
Our promised speakers, exhibitions, and performances are in place. Foundation staff have done an extraordinary job, in very short order, of converting our traditional conference to a virtual experience. Thanks to their hard work, the Willa Cather Spring
Conference will go forward at a time when many major literature conferences have had to be canceled.
Please register at willacather.org, as usual. You'll find a prompt to download WHOVA, the (free) event management app that will carry our conference online. You'll want to take some time to explore its versatility--you'll
be able to design a schedule of the events you plan to attend, post a profile of yourself as an attendee, and more. The virtual conference will be a combination of recorded and interactive events, many of which will be archived for future reference. You
can even join a virtual cocktail party fundraiser--recipes for 1920-style cocktails and appetizers to follow!
We look forward to celebrating with you "Cather at the cusp of the '20s" and the publication of
Youth and the Bright Medusa.
We urge you to "bring" a friend and share news of the conference far and wide.
Diane Prenatt & Elaine Smith
2020 Willa Cather Spring Conference Co-Directors