The world’s only VonnegutFest, an Indianapolis-wide celebration of the power of the arts and humanities to help us communicate returns in 2015 from November 5-7. From the popular Timequake Clambake to a panel discussions on religion and Vonnegut to frank conversations about veterans using the arts to heal, the city will honor their native son Kurt Vonnegut with a wide variety of events.

This year’s events include:

Friday, November 6th

Vonnegut and Religion Panel Discussion in partnership with Christian Theological Seminary (1000 W 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208)

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  • Journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft
  • Dan Wakefield
  • Christina Jarvis, University of New York-Fredonia
  • Grace Miller
  • and more!

Saturday, November 7th

10 a.m. Breakfast of Champions at PRINTtEXT (652 E 52nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205)

  • Author Ginger Strand, The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

12 p.m. So It Goes Release and Author/Artist Event at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

  • The release of the 2015 issue of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
  • Authors and Artists from this year’s Journal will present their work, including:
    D Key
    Tracy Mishkin
    Bianca Peña
    Nicolas Poynter

    Kimann Schultz and more!

2 p.m. Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day at Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Panel Discussion and Arts Resource Fair in partnership with Central Library and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 49. Register here. 
  • NPR Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep
  • New York Times Bestselling Author of Until Tuesday, Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, U.S. Army, and his service dog, Tuesday
  • And more veterans share their stories in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

4 p.m. Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit at Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

  • Come hear Sam talk about his incredible tree project as well as projects inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s work

7 p.m. Timequake Clambake at Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

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  • Comedian and host Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live! receives the 2015 Kurt Vonnegut Humor Award (through video acceptance)
  • Producer Kevin Finch will be interviewed by Jon Krull about the upcoming Vonnegut in Indiana documentary
  • Join us for a seafood feast and great comedy


Some events will be free, while others will require tickets. Please stay tuned for more announcements about VonnegutFest 2015 and save the date!