Teaching Vonnegut 2021


July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 2021

Thank you for your interest in KVML’s 2021 Curriculum of Teaching Vonnegut Workshops! 

This year Teaching Vonnegut will be 100% virtual, and workshops will include special attention to our 2021 theme: Good Earth: Vonnegut & the Environment! In 2011 Teaching Vonnegut began as a way for teachers to teach other teachers about the work of Kurt Vonnegut, and create exciting ways to enhance students’ engagement in middle school, high school and college classrooms. And that motivation remains a pillar of our workshop curriculum in 2021. In addition, KVML is excited to announce that in 2021 we’ve expanded our workshops to include content related to a diverse range of subjects like environmentalism, remote learning technologies, musical theater composition, becoming an author, and navigating censorship and free speech discussion. As always, workshops will utilize Kurt’s work, but more than teaching from books, we’ve designed courses we think Kurt himself would want to take! And to that end, we’re excited to welcome teachers and non-teacher attendees alike. Teaching Vonnegut Workshops are open and applicable to all, and we look forward to welcoming you in 2021.


In July KVML will host eight (8) two-hour Zoom workshops spread across the afternoons and evenings of Tuesdays July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.

Workshops will be led by experts in their fields and Vonnegut scholars, and aim to enhance both public and educator knowledge on a variety of topics related to the works, interests and philosophy of Vonnegut. Workshops will also continue to help teachers build new, and enhance existing educational curricula back at their home schools. 

Teaching Vonnegut Workshops are inclusive, and open to anyone. There are no prerequisites, and it is our goal to provide high-quality educational experiences to as many people as possible. So whether you are a teacher or just someone who has an interest in the subject matter, we welcome you at Teaching Vonnegut.


Your intellectual contributions to this workshop series are what makes it worthwhile. For more information related to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions, please see the FAQ Section below. And, if you have any other ideas or questions regarding future or existing workshops please email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants who complete Teaching Vonnegut workshops will receive a TV Certificate of Completion.

Teaching Vonnegut Workshops are inclusive, and open to anyone. Whether you are a teacher or someone who just has an interest in the subject matter, it is our goal to provide workshops to as many people as possible. There are no prerequisites to taking Teaching Vonnegut Workshops.

When you are ready to register for one or more of the 2021 workshops please do so here

Each 2021 Teaching Vonnegut Workshop costs $25 per attendee. However, individuals who register for more than one workshop will receive a $5 discount on all additional workshops, and we also have a 4-workshop package for the price of 3 ($65), and if you want to attend all 8 workshops, you can do so for the price of 7 ($125). We feel confident that this pricing represents great value for the experience. And, that’s not all! Please see below for Additional Benefits!

If the above registration costs are prohibitive, please fill out the Scholarship Form, and Teaching Vonnegut will carefully consider subsidizing your registration fees.

Anyone registering for 4 Teaching Vonnegut workshops will receive a 50% off a KVML Virtual Membership for the remainder of 2021. This year we have a full calendar of events focused around our theme of: Good Earth: Vonnegut & the Environment. Anyone registering for all 8 workshops will receive 50% KVML Virtual Membership for 2021 and 2022, when our programming theme will be A Century of Stories, celebrating Kurt’s 100th birthday! Please visit Become a Member  to see all of the Virtual Membership benefits.

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization and proud partner and affiliate of the American Writers Museum. Renowned author Kurt Vonnegut took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In honor of his wit and wisdom, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut while advocating for free speech and common decency. The library and museum serve as a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation.