Vonnegut Library extends high school writing competition deadline

Two Indiana students will win $1,000 scholarship

What did Kurt Vonnegut’s father write to his son while the latter was being held as a prisoner of war inside the underground meat locker that would inspire Slaughterhouse-Five?

Indiana high school students (grades 10-12) are invited to theorize about the contents of just such a letter, which has remained unopened since Vonnegut Sr. wrote it more than 60 years ago.

Two students with the winning essays each will earn a $1,000 scholarship. These winners of the second annual Kurt Vonnegut and Jane Cox Vonnegut Writing Awards will be announced and honored April 14 at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s annual Night of Vonnegut gala.

The new deadline for entries is March 15, 2012. For more information, contact [email protected].

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