"Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency".
We're Going to Party Like it's 1922!
In 2022, we will celebrate Kurt Vonnegut's 100th birthday. Mark your calendar for three major events:
April 10: Our annual Night of Vonnegut gala and celebration of KVML becoming the first Literary Landmark site in Indiana.
May 7: Remember when Vonnegut wrote in his Sports Illustrated article: "The horse jumped over the f****** fence"? Well horses won't be jumping fences at Kentucky Derby, but Vonnegut loved the Derby just the same. Join us as we celebrate the Derby on May 7th. We'll bring the mint juleps, you bring the hats.
November 12: We'll tear up the dance floor with the Charleston at our 1922 themed party for Kurt's birthday on November 12th.
Youth Writing Program
The purpose of our Youth Writing Program is to offer a safe space, at this time a virtual one, where mentors can engage with Indianapolis youth through the written word so they can be inspired, empowered, and heard. Sign up now through this form: https://forms.gle/jSkbQtJ2hQb7b2g36 or contact [email protected].
On October 16, join KVML for in-person author talks and book signings. BUT FIRST order recent and upcoming releases bu authors Eunice Brewer-Tropper, Jim Poyser, Tom Roston, Michael Maurer, Mark Vonnegut, and Julia Whitehead. Head to our Poo-tee-weet store website to order!
Arts in the Park Veterans Workshop
Writing in Peace, a program of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in partnership with Turkey Run State Park, is a writing workshop for veterans. Led by award-winning writer Bonnie Maurer, the program will occur at Turkey Run State Park with programs both outside in the park and inside a conference room at the park inn.
Interested in our future? Watch this recap video detailing our 2020 year and our goals for 2021.
Good news, we're back! the KVML at 543 Indiana Avenue is now open to the public.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR NEW GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES.
As we begin to reopen, our virtual museum is still up and running.
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Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five, which turned 50 years old in 2019.
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KVML LIVE: A Virtual Museum
During these times everyone needs a bit of an escape, a little beauty, and a heavy dose of humor. Herewith we offer what we aim to build into a growing virtual library to soothe you and sustain you from the brilliant mind of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. CLICK TO SEE MORE
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