Thank you for your interest in KVML’s 2022 curriculum of Teaching Vonnegut workshops.
Teaching Vonnegut is an annual series of workshops exploring the life, works, and legacy of Kurt Vonnegut as well as the causes that he championed. This year Teaching Vonnegut will continue to be 100% virtual, and workshops will include special attention to our 2022 theme: Vonnegut @ 100: A Century of Stories.
I have had many, many professional developments in my career, but none as valuable and with more takeaways merit than Teaching Vonnegut. I am a librarian in a diverse Appalachian high school of 1,700 students, and this year I have been able to collaborate with teachers about Kurt Vonnegut lesson plans, thus enhancing readership. There has been a renewed excitement about his works, and I have gotten several of my colleagues interested in coming to Teaching Vonnegut next summer. This is certainly a program that should grow and grow.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: Love, Loss, and Social Justice
Authoring Selves: When Plot Becomes Character—The Mock Autobiography in Mother Night and Bluebeard
Nothing was Beautiful and Everything Hurt: Teen Drama, Real Trauma & Teaching Slaughterhouse-Five
Anyone registering for Teaching Vonnegut 2022 will receive the 2022 So it Goes e-book when it is published later this year. All participants who complete a workshop will also receive a Certificate of Completion. Please see below for Additional KVML Benefits when you sign up for the 4- or 8-workshop packages!
When you are ready to register for one or more of the 2022 workshops please do so here.
We understand that the above costs may be prohibitive for some. If that is the case, please fill out the Scholarship Form, and KVML will carefully consider subsidizing your registration fees. It is our goal to make sure that these unique workshops are available to as many people as possible.
Anyone registering for Teaching Vonnegut 2022 will receive the 2022 So it Goes e-book when it is published later this year. All participants who complete a workshop will also receive a Certificate of Completion. Anyone signing up for at least 4 Teaching Vonnegut workshops will also receive 50% off KVML Membership in 2022. Anyone registering for all 8 workshops will receive free KVML Membership in 2022 and 50% off KVML Membership in 2023. Teaching Vonnegut membership discounts may only be applied to the “Friends of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library” and “Kurt’s Karass” membership tiers. Please visit kvml.org to see all member benefits.
John A. Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: North American Review, Southern Review, The National Poetry Review, Harvard Review and Massachusetts Review. He won the Indiana Review Poetry Contest and his first book, Curio, won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award Judge’s Prize. He is an associate professor of English at Salisbury University and an editor of The Shore Poetry. He received his M.A. from University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.
Christina Jarvis is Professor of English at SUNY Fredonia, where she teaches courses in sustainability and 20th-century American literature and culture, including several different major author seminars on Kurt Vonnegut. Her book Lucky Mud & Other Foma: A Field Guide to Kurt Vonnegut’s Planetary Citizenship will be published by Seven Stories Press in October. She is also the author of The Male Body at War: American Masculinity during World War II and several articles about Vonnegut’s fiction. When she is not following peculiar travel suggestions, she lives near the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York.
Eben Burgoon is a writer, cartoonist, and artist best known for his independent comic book works including fast food & fantasy comedy, Tiny Wizards, and the chaos-fueled action/comedy, B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune – which was in early development for an animated series. In addition to his writing, he’s also an accomplished masking tape sculptor and frequently travels abroad to share his creations and creative spirit. His favorite Vonnegut book is either Sirens of Titan or Cat’s Cradle, likely depending on his mood that day. Eben lives in Sacramento, California with a pair of special needs dachshunds, two cats, and wife.