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"Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency".

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.


Teaching Vonnegut Workshops

In 2011 Teaching Vonnegut began as a way for teachers to teach other teachers about the work of Kurt Vonnegut, and create exciting ways to enhance students' engagement in middle school, high school and college classrooms.


"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours."

Edith Vonnegut Virtual Gallery.


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.

As we begin to reopen, our virtual museum is still up and running.
Click here to visit the Virtual Museum. 

Stay safe & support the Vonnegut Library!

You can support the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library! Your donation will help us employ artists, musicians, and performers who are without work, allow us to create meaningful content to spur your creativity and compassion while cooped up, and ensure that our museum stays up, running, and enjoyable.


Support Kurt's Legacy!

About Kurt Vonnegut

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.

Share Your Experience!

Do you have a great story about discovering Vonnegut? Or perhaps one about meeting Vonnegut? Did you have an incredible experience with us at KVML? Share your story with us! 

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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Donate to KVML and help us continue to bring Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals to the world.

Your support helps fund our new building and programs such as Banned Books Week, VonnegutFest, Teacher Workshops, School Outreach, and so much more. Please consider donating today.

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