Banned Books Week is Back – Celebrate!
Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
2017 Banned Books Week Schedule
Free Events and Museum Tours
Sunday, Sept 24
- Evening Event: Censorship in the Newspaper and Book Publishing Industry
- Join us as Mickey Maurer discusses issues with censorship in the newspaper and book publishing industry. We’ll host a reception following the presentation to name the KVML Art Gallery the Frank and Katrina Basile Community Room, and guests can meet our prisoner, Dr. Greg Bravehorse. He will introduce himself and his mission for the week. Event begins at 5 pm, KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=37204160646
Monday, Sept 25
- Noon-Time Lunch Series: Sarah Skwire from Indiana Humanities will read from Frankenstein, and Constance Macy will read from Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from 12 pm-1 pm. Bring your lunch; KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave.
- Evening Event: Discussing Howard Zinn
- Join us as we discuss Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States with authors Dan Wakefield and James Alexander Thom at 6 pm at KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discussing-howard-zinn-tickets-37208938938
Tuesday, Sept 26
- Noon-Time Lunch Series: Leonard Hoops from Visit Indy will read from Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle from 12 pm-1 pm. Bring your lunch; KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave.
- Evening Event: Barb’s Banned Books Club
- Barb Shoup from the Indiana Writers Center will discuss her own banned book Wish You Were Here and author John Green’s book, Looking for Alaska at 6 pm at KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barbs-banned-books-banned-books-week-edition-tickets-36934199184
Wednesday, Sept 27
- Noon-Time Lunch Series: Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner reads from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Former Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik will read from Howl by Allen Ginsburg from 12 pm-1 pm. Bring your lunch; KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave.
- Evening Event: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
- We’re teaming with DePauw University and GenCon to bring Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication to discuss her research on racism and censorship in search engines at 7 pm at KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave. Limited space available. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/algorithms-of-oppression-how-search-engines-reinforce-racism-tickets-37211981037
Thursday, Sept 28
- Noon-Time Lunch Series:Sandra Harris reads from Tropic of Cancer and Christina Jones reads from In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak from 12pm-1pm. Bring your lunch; KVML 340 N. Senate Ave. Both readers are from Indiana Storytelling Arts.
- Evening Event: Vonnegut’s Complete Short Stories
- Dan Simon from Seven Stories Press will interview Dan Wakefield about the new Vonnegut book, Short Stories at 5 pm, at the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street. Reception at KVML afterwards. Limited space available. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vonneguts-complete-short-stories-tickets-37212720248
Friday, Sept 29
- Noon-Time Lunch Series: Butler University professor Terri Carney reads from Don Quixote from 12 pm-1 pm. Bring your lunch; KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave.
- Evening Event: Tales of a Timetraveling Prisoner
- Greg Bravehorse comes out of character and transforms back to Craig Brandhorst from the University of South Carolina. Craig will discuss what he learned through the week’s performance art and his typewritten tweets at 5 pm, KVML, 340 N. Senate Ave. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tales-of-a-time-traveling-prisoner-tickets-37213064277