This is a reminder that our story for this month is, “A Tale of the White Pyramid.” You can read it on the Willa Cather Archive here — https://cather.unl.edu/writings/shortfiction/ss021 — and also see images of the story as it appeared… Read More ›
Willa Cather’s first published fiction was “Peter.” It’s our selection this month for the Willa Cather Short Story Project. #WCSSP
Happy New Year! Our first story for Phase II of the Willa Cather Short Story Project is “Lou, The Prophet.” Cather was nineteen when this story appeared in the October 15, 1892 edition of The Hesperian, the University of Nebraska’s… Read More ›
Starting January 2021 Get ready, Cather enthusiasts! After wrapping up Phase I in September 2020, Phase II of the Willa Cather Short Story Project will kick off in January 2021. The fortytwo (42!) stories in this phase span from 1892,… Read More ›
Thank you! Well, here we are at the end of Phase One of the Willa Cather Short Story Project. Thank you to everyone who has participated over the last twenty months! Some folks like Kate and Robin have read along… Read More ›
This month we’re not going to read a short story by Willa Cather, but rather an essay by George N. Kates about the last story she was working on before she died. This piece, “Willa Cather’s Unfinished Avignon Story,” rounds out Willa Cather: Collected Stories that many of us have been reading from, as well as Phase One of this reading project.
Have you read “Tom Outland’s Story” this month? I’ve had a busy and somewhat tiring month and just got around to re-reading it this evening (at sunset, as captured in the photo above). As I mentioned in the reminder post,… Read More ›
“Tom Outland’s Story” is a stunning piece of writing about the West and of historical fiction. Don’t miss out — read it this month for The Willa Cather Short Story Project and enjoy some armchair travel to the Southwest and time travel to the late 19th-century.