January 21

  • Lewis Black Interviewed by Sophie Maurer

January 26

  • 2021 The Good Earth : Vonnegut and the Environment
    • This event is the Kick-off for 2021 Good Earth: Vonnegut and the Environment. We will
      be showcasing events for the year by introducing some key speakers on environmental
      issues. Highlighted will be: Sam Van Aken – Artist and Associate Professor of Sculpture
      at Syracuse University, Janet McCabe – Deputy Director of the EPA, Director of the
      Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University and Professor at the IU McKinney
      School of Law, Suzanne McConnell – Author student of Kurt Vonnegut, and Jesse
      Kharbanda- Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council.

 

February 13

  • Social Media Event: Sharing the stories of the Bombing of Dresden

February 15

February 23

February 25

  • Mississippi River: Upstream
    • The Northern Mississippi: We start upstream in February with a look at Indiginous Peoples who first settled by the river in the St. Paul area, connections in the same area to the Underground Railroad, and what sustainability measures are being put into place to preserve the river and the environment near it and how that is affected by industrialization and urbanization.
    • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-river-upstream-tickets-139051634181

 

March 3rd

March 11

March 25

  • Mississippi River: Ole Miss

March 30

 

April 7

April 9

  • Gene Stratton Porter : Limberlost in Indiana
    • This event will include a panel discussion on the Girl of the Limberlost  and other works by Gene Stratton-Porter as well as presentations on the Gene Stratton-Porter Home and their efforts to preserve the Limberlost lands near Sylvan Lake in Indiana.
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 April 27

 

May 5

May 13

  • Mississippi River: Delta Blues
    • The Southern Mississippi: With a stop in New Orleans, we dive into global warming and climate change. In this session we focus on the causes and effects of pollution and why change in human behavior is needed to balance the climate fluctuations to slow down the process of climate change for the stability of our planet
    • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152693677901

May 20

  • Virtual Vonnegut Graduation Party
    • In partnership with Seven Stories Press, publisher of Vonnegut’s “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By,” KVML hosts an amazing cast of performers led by emcee and Honorary Chair of 2021 programs Drew DeSimone to send graduates off on your next cliff jump. Our friends Filmmaker/KVML Honorary Board Member Michael Moore and Author/Historian A’Lelia Bundles join with KVML’s own staff members who happen to be 2021 graduates to read one of Vonnegut’s speeches followed by a musical performance by David Sasso and Kat Wallace. Comedian Lewis Black will read your graduates’ names to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance. This unique celebration is not to be missed!
    • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-vonnegut-graduation-party-tickets-152737569181
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 May 25

 

June 2

June 24

  • Henry David Thoreau : Where’s Walden
    • This event will include a panel discussion of the Transcendentalism Movement in the United States and how preserving our environment provides continued inspiration for literature, art and music. Panel will include Thoreau Society scholars, representatives from the Walden Woods Project as well as local environmentalist groups.
    • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145927786939

June 29

 

July 4

  • Jazz and Fireworks
    • Details to be determined.

July 7

July 22

  • Deforestation to Dust Bowl
    • This event will include a panel discussion of the Great Plains experiences with the Dust Bowl (literary and music ties to it) and also deforestation of the Rainforests and how this is impacting the environment today.
    • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145928310505

July 6, 13, 20 & 27

  • Teaching Vonnegut
    • This will include two sessions per day directly related to the teaching of Vonnegut in a school setting. Additional suggested readings, course guides for discussion in the classroom, and additional recorded videos on topics related to Vonnegut’s works and the First Amendment will also be provided. Each registered participant will receive a tote bag of items as well as the links to all the sessions to be viewed and reviewed at the attendee’s convenience.

July 27

 

August 4

August 19

  • Weather and Climate Change
    • This event will include a panel discussion featuring scholars on Global Warming, Climate Change, and Weather Phenomena. We hope to include presentations from NOAA, Environmental Protection Agency, and authors/speakers on current climate issues and pollution factors.

August 31

 

September 1

September 19-25

  • Banned Books Week
    • Details to be determined

September 28

 

October 6

October 14th

  • Publishing Workshop featuring Jody from IBJ, Dan Simon, Ruth Joyner, Jim Poyser

October 29th

 

November 3

November 11

  • Vonnegut Fest
  • Owing Your Soul to the Company Store
    • This event will focus on the environmental impact on marginalized communities. Discussions will include rights for coal miners, how the environment was affected by advances in transportation, etc.

November 23

November 26

  • Black Friday

November 27

  • Small Business Saturday

November 28

  • Museum Store Sunday

November 29

  • Cyber Monday

November 30

  • Giving Tuesday

 

December 16

  • Sun, Moon, Stars
    • This event will include the reading of Kurt’s childrens’ book “Sun, Moon, Star” and a discussion of the pro’s and con’s of astrology readings. Details to be determined.

December 28