The signature event of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 1.18.07 PMApril 19, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Featuring David Brancaccio,
Marketplace Morning Report

We were more than thrilled when David Brancaccio called to ask, “How can I help the Vonnegut Library?”

As a result, he’ll be the keynote speaker at this year’s Night of Vonnegut, our signature event that brings out the brightest luminaries that have ever been, or are, fans of Kurt Vonnegut.


Besides Brancaccio, this year we’ll hear from Suzanne McConnell, a former student of Vonnegut’s at the Iowa Writers Workshop and now an award-winning writer, essayist, poet and editor.

She also will announce present $1,000 scholarships – the Kurt Vonnegut Writing Award and the Jane Cox Vonnegut Writing Award – to two Shortridge High School (Vonnegut’s alma mater) students for their interpretations of the unopened letter Vonnegut’s father wrote to him during his imprisonment. You can sponsor students’ attendance!

The event includes dinner by The Rathskeller and live music.


Individual registrations are $75 each, or save and purchase tables of 8 for your clients, company or friends for $550. When you arrive, please check in at the registration table (in lieu of tickets).

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 Julia Whitehead at 317-652-1954.

$40 of each individual registration is tax deductible. $280 of each table purchase is deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.