KASchultz7-14Favorite Vonnegut book/work? so far, have to stick with Slaughterhouse-Five: it opened the Vonnegut door to me and I remain in awe of it as American iconic lit gem. For all its wry, raw ugliness, it continues to serve as a beautifully and superbly crafted plea for peace/anti-war declaration.

Favorite Vonnegut quote? “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”  A Man Without a Country

The best thing about being a KVML board member? Supporting a unique Indianapolis gem that stands on progressive intellectualism, which in turn provides a fresh and alternative Hoosier presence, and working with a choice group of individuals linked by a mutual love and respect of Kurt Vonnegut and his literary legacy

Favorite event on the KVML calendar? Banned Books Week, as I participated as guest reader last year with a banned but oh, so lovely illustrated rendition of Red Riding Hood, followed closely by Night of Vonnegut, which is a highlight on our social calendar – a perfect mix of cause + fun.

What do you wish people knew about the KVML?  As Theodor Geisel said, “we are here, we are here, we are here!”