Meet the Past: Willa Cather
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with Willa Cather, portrayed by Jan Chapman.
Growing up in small-town Nebraska, Cather (1873-1947) was moved by the people and landscape she encountered. In novels like O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, My Antonia, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning One of Ours she celebrated frontier life on the Great Plains. Though she spent most of her life in New York City, Cather continued to draw from her Midwestern roots.
This event will be taped by KCPT for later broadcast.
Major funding provided by the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Ken and Cindy McClain, and the J.B. Reynolds Foundation.