November 7 – 10, 2018

VonnegutFest 2018, the only Vonnegut-centric event in the world, is a city-wide festival in Vonnegut’s hometown of Indianapolis that champions the power of the the arts and humanities to better us as individuals and as a society.


Vonnegut! Vonnegut!

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 @ 6 pm-8 pm – Frank and Katrina Basile Community Room/KVML | Free

Shortridge High School students read their Vonnegut-themed writings and Armenian Author Diana Hambardzumyan discusses her translation of Vonnegut’s Armenian-themed Bluebeard and the relationship between Kurt Vonnegut and Armenian American Author William Saroyan.

Tickets available HERE

Vonnegut Sessions

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm-8 pm – Frank and Katrina Basile Community Room/KVML | Free

We’re screening four short films based on stories by Kurt Vonnegut including, A Long Walk to Forever (2014), 2081 (Based on Harrison Bergeron) (2009), The Foster Portfolio (2017), and 2BR02B (2016).

Tickets available HERE

Breakfast of Champions

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 @ 10 am-11:30am – Athenaeum Auditorium | Free

Young Actors Theatre interprets Vonnegut’s only children’s book Sun, Moon, Star and adds in theatrical commentary about the author in the building built by the author’s grandfather, Bernard Vonnegut; a perfect family event.

Tickets available HERE

So It Goes

NOVEMBER 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – Frank and Katrina Basile Community Room/KVML | Free

Contributors to the “A Little More Common Decency” edition of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library will read their work.

Tickets available HERE


Reclaiming Armistice Day

November 11, 2017 @ 2 pm-4:30pm – Basile Auditorium/IUPUI’s Herron School of Art & Design | Free

KVML hosts an art and resources fair for veterans and those interested in supporting veterans before Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, talks with veteran and award-winning author and poet Brian Turner about writing, war, and common decency. Book signing follows.

Tickets Available HERE

Timequake Clambake

NOVEMBER 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – The Lodge at The Willows on Westfield | $100

It’s a Vonnegut party, and you’re invited! (Don’t dress up!)

Join us for beach music and dancing, storytelling, delicious seafood heavy hors d’oeuvres bu et, and a whole lot of laughter.

Tickets Available HERE

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