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William “Rodney” Allen, scholar and author of “Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut,” will be traveling from Louisiana to Indianapolis to share his insights into Vonnegut’s life and works. After speaking to 9th Grade students at Shortridge High School earlier in the day, Allen will deliver a speech tailored for adults to supporters of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library at the historic Athenaeum at 7 p.m. on February 18th.
Allen earned his Ph.D. in English at Duke University and taught at the University of Mississippi until he and his wife moved to Natchitoches, LA in 1983. They both work at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a state-run residential program for gifted students from all over the state They have two daughters. Allen’s publications include his first book, Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer, and two books on Kurt Vonnegut, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut (interviews) and Understanding Kurt Vonnegut. Allen’s latest book is The Coen Brothers: Interviews, and his next will be on the writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose most recent film was There Will Be Blood. Allen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
This free event is open to the public, but anyone interested in attending must RSVP by contacting Julia Whitehead at Julia@vonnegutlibrary.org.
Don’t worry if you can’t physically join us. The event will be streamed live. Just click here to join us online.