Teaching Vonnegut

You’ll earn professional development credit! Librarians can earn LEUs.

This year’s Indianapolis workshop will take place in July 13-15, 2016.

This year’s Baltimore workshop will take place on April 9, 2016, with online discussions between March 28 and April 7.

Teachers, we know that getting your students to engage with reading can be a challenge. But when we introduce them to Vonnegut, something magical happens. Students are laughing; they’re discussing; they’re thinking deeply and grappling with every complex facet of what it means to be human.

- Applications for the 2016 Teaching Vonnegut workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 13-15 is now open. This is FREE to all teachers and you’ll earn professional development credits for each hour you attend.

APPLY HERE for this great educational opportunity in  Indianapolis! Space is Limited.

At the 2016 Teaching Vonnegut workshop, teachers (middle school, high school, and college teachers of various studies) will hear from Vonnegut scholars on ways to introduce one of our nation’s best authors to young people.  The goal of this program is to give teachers information they need to effectively share Vonnegut’s work with students. Vonnegut’s writing is relevant to social issues today – environmentalism, militarism, human rights, censorship, religion’s place in civic life – and students will find his humor and insights into the human condition fascinating and challenging.

Confirmed attendees may attend on full scholarship. However, if you (&/or your school) are able to make a tax-deductible contribution of $100, $250, or even $560 (the actual cost per participant), you may do so on our secure online donation portal. Every bit of financial assistance helps us continue to offer these educational opportunities.

The 2015 faculty and sessions included the following. The 2016 sessions and faculty will vary.

Tuesday, July 14 Wednesday, July 15 Thursday, July 16 Friday, July 17
Morning Session 1 Rai Peterson – Pervasive Themes in Vonnegut Novels Jonathan Eller – Cat’s Cradle William Selm – Vonnegut’s Indianapolis Tour
Morning Session 2 Max Goller – Writing with Vonnegut Mark Shullenberger – Vonnegut’s Shortridge William Selm – Vonnegut’s Indianapolis Tour
Lunch Free Choice Free Choice Rathskeller Social
Afternoon Session 1 Greg Sumner – Building the Monkey House: Bashers, Swoopers, and Vonnegut’s Writing Process Max Goller – Vonnegut’s Non-fiction William Selm – Vonnegut’s Indianapolis Tour
Afternoon Session 2 Rodney Allen – Slaughterhouse Five Teacher’s Panel – Bringing Vonnegut to the Classroom Kathi Baderscher – God Bless You Mr. Rosewater
After Hours Social (5:00 PM) Kickoff Event: Bluebeard Restaurant Red Key with Dan Wakefield WFYI with Bob Weide Vonnegut Library with Bob Weide

 

The goal:To give teachers information they need to effectively share Vonnegut’s work with students. Vonnegut’s writing is relevant to social issues today – environmentalism, militarism, human rights, censorship, religion’s place in civic life – and students will find his humor and insights into the human condition fascinating and challenging. Space is limited, so enroll now! E-mail completed applications to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library:

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Made possible in part with support from the
 Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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