John Clark to Speak at First Friday Event at KVML on October 7

by Shannon on October 2, 2011

On Friday, October 7th, John Clark will be speaking at 6 p.m. at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library as part of the IDADA First Friday arts series. Clark will tell the story of how a 1991 encounter with his literary hero Kurt Vonnegut led — through a series of plot twists worthy of an early Vonnegut short story — to the famous author’s contribution of a rare, personalized drawing and message to Clark’s fledgling magazine pLopLop. A slideshow will illustrate Vonnegut’s influence on local independent do-it-yourself publishing focused not on making money but on “making one’s soul grow.” Clark will open up the microphone to members of the audience who would like to share a poem or share a story about Vonnegut.

Clark is a writer, artist, photographer, editor and a founding member of the Big Car arts collective. He established GeekSpeak Unique Press in 1990. In 1991 he met Kurt Vonnegut and also published the first issue of pLopLop Magazine. Clark’s writing appears in a variety of independent micro press publications and his paintings are frequently included in group shows at the Indie Indy art gallery.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library via phone at 317.652.1954, e-mail info@vonnegutlibrary.org, or visit the web site at http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/. The KVML is located at the Emelie Building, 340 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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