November 9 – 11, 2016

VonnegutFest2017, 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.


Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day

November 10, 2016 @ 5 p.m. – Indiana War Memorial 

Enjoy a tour of the stunning Indiana War Memorial and stay for a panel discussion focused on Hoosier veterans using the arts and humanities to cope with the war experience. Come right at 5 p.m. for the release party of Marc Leeds’ Vonnegut Encyclopedia along with a veterans resource fair in the Grand Lobby.

  • 5 p.m. – Veterans Resource Fair
  • 5 p.m. – Presentation by Warrior Songs Executive Director Jason Moon
  • 6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion 
    • Panelists include: Mark Vonnegut, Mark Ferrera (Eli Lilly), Robin Hall, Marc Leeds, and Charles Hyde (CEO of the President Benjamin Harrison House)

Tickets Available HERE

Vonnegut Sessions

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 @ 6 p.m. – IndyFringe Theatre 

In celebration of Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday, join us for a showing of Breakfast of Champions starring Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, and Barbara Hershey. In partnership with Public House Cinema and IndyFringe.

Breakfast of Champions

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 @ 10 a.m. – Bluebeard Restaurant 

Teacher Jennifer McQuillan’s High School in Michigan suffered suicides and an overall slump. Find out how her new Literary Garden is making a difference. Light food and drink will be provided by Amelia’s Bakery and Bluebeard.

So It Goes

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 @ 12 p.m. – KVML on Mass Ave. 

Stop by our future KVML home at 646 Mass Ave to enjoy readings from the latest journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and be the first to pick up your copy of this double-issue dedicated to Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Vonnegut! Vonnegut!

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m. – Theatre on the Square 

Join us for an improvisational comedy show by Chicago’s Improvised Kurt Vonnegut that makes up a “new” Vonnegut novel on the spot.

Timequake Clambake

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 @ 6 p.m. – Indiana Landmarks 

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

We’re gathering 300 of our closest friends to celebrate. Join us for beach music and dancing, delicious seafood hors d’oeuvres, and a lot of laughter with our special guest and KV Humor Award Winner Peter Sagal from Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

Tickets Available HERE

Eat Like a Vonnegut
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