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Willa Cather: Her Life and Loves

Willa Cather: Her Life and Loves

Prize-winning author of the American frontier and misunderstood LGBT figure Willa Cather comes to life in this performance by actress Prudence Wright Holmes.

Willa Cather, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, led a fascinating life during a time when women seldom had the opportunity to do so. Prudence Wright Holmes' solo show takes us on her journey, from a transgender teenager in 1880's Nebraska, through college and her years as drama critic at the Pittsburgh Daily Leader, editor at McClure's magazine, and successful author, through to her death in 1947. Cather met well-known writers like Theodore Dreiser and Mark Twain and became part of the muckraking journalism movement, which helped expose corrupt business practices in large corporations and led to anti-trust legislation. Her book "One of Ours" was her first bestseller. It won a Pulitzer Prize, opening many doors for Cather and led to continued professional success for the rest of her life.

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.

Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
Categories:
Adult
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