The signature event of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

April 30, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio Street

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Steve Almond


The seventh annual Night of Vonnegut—the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s signature event—will feature New York Times bestselling author and Dear Sugar podcast co-host, Steve Almond. Broadcast journalist and political reporter Jim Shella will host the event and author Dan Wakefield will present the Kurt Vonnegut Writing Award and the Jane Cox Vonnegut Writing Award to two Shortridge High School students. This year’s Night of Vonnegut is Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Your sponsorship and ticket purchase supports the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s work to champion the legacy of Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression, common decency, and peaceful coexistence he advocated. Since its founding, over 200,000 people have visited the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library or attended its arts programming, and in 2015, Lonely Planet listed the Vonnegut Library first in a list of reasons to visit Indianapolis.

Come celebrate all-things Vonnegut and support the library with dinner, a silent auction and a keynote address by Steve Almond. As Kurt said, “Think of what a paradise this world would be if men were kind and wise.”


Individual tickets are available here, or save and purchase tables of 8 (email us for information) for your clients, company or friends. When you arrive, please check in at the registration table.

Sponsor high school students

Sponsor a table for four Shortridge High School students to attend Night of Vonnegut! Your name or organization on a table card will let them know of your concern for education. Sponsor registration

Don’t miss the most “glamorous” night of the year for Kurt Vonnegut fans — which doesn’t mean formal! Feel free to dress up or down, a la Kilgore Trout, as you like. And thank you for your support!

Tax-deductible sponsorships are still available. Contact Kaylen Mallard.