Cather Project, publication celebration is April 28

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Cather Project, publication celebration is April 28

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Willa Cather poses in front of an engraved boulder on the University of Nebraska campus in the early 1890s.

A celebration of recent Willa Cather-related publications, the 20-year anniversary of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's [Cather Project]( and Kari Ronning's retirement is 4 to 6 p.m. April 28 in the Nebraska Union, Heritage Room.

The event will include recognition of authors and editors who have contributed to the publications, including Nebraska U's Melissa Homestead, Guy Reynolds and Ronning.

Ronning, a research associate professor of English, served as an editor of the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition. She also contributed to the Willa Cather Archive by writing annotations for "The Complete Letters of Willa Cather." In addition to textual work, she was co-historical editor, with Susan J. Rosowski, of "A Lost Lady;" historical editor of "Obscure Destinies;" and co-editor of "Cather's University Days."

Timothy Schaffert, professor of English, will also speak about the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ studies offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The event, which will include a book signing and snacks, is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Beth Burke, Cather Project specialist, at or 402-580-1967.

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