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Kaatsbaan And The National Willa Cather Center Host A Sesquicentennial Celebration Of Willa Cather
October 21 @ 7:00 PM
Tivoli, NY — September 28, 2023 — Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and the National Willa Cather Center commemorate the 150th birthday of Willa Cather, an iconic and cherished figure in American literature during the 20th century. Recognized for her transformative literary contributions through acclaimed works such as “O Pioneers!,” “My Ántonia,” “One of Ours,” and “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” Cather set a new standard in American literature. This evening of readings and musical interludes from selections of Willa Cather’s fiction and letters bring to life the uniquely American prose of this Pulitzer Prize–winning author. Read by actors Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson, with musical accompaniment by Hailey McAvoy (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Lawlor (baritone), and Nomin Samdan (piano).