Save the date for Night of Vonnegut 2019, the signature event of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
April 11th, 2019
One of our favorite Vonnegut novels, ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’, is turning 50 in 2019! To help us celebrate, we are partnering with Wabash College for Night of Vonnegut 2019 and welcoming Salman Rushdie, author of the Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, and The Golden House, to speak and address questions from Douglas Brinkley and our audience.
Salman Rushdie is one of the most highly celebrated and influential authors of our time. Not only has his work won some of the world’s top literary prizes and awards, but Rushdie has also received a Queen’s Knighthood for his “services to literature.” He has also been an advocate and voice for free speech and served for two years as president of The PEN American Center, the world’s oldest human rights organization.
We invite you to join us in your best late 60s throwback attire for a special evening of mingling, storytelling, drinks, and local eats at the historic Athenaeum! Guests can also look forward to the presentation of our annual Common Decency Award and scholarships to two Shortridge High School student writers!