year-of-vonnegut-2016Mayor Hogsett and the City of Indianapolis, in partnership with Visit Indy and the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML), host a year of programs with many community partners, from pubs and restaurants to art galleries and theaters. Mark your calendars now! Most events are free, and many are family friendly.


  • On October 2, KVML hosts veteran and peace activist Paul K. Chappell with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation for a discussion on peace in a nuclear world at KVML, 340 N. Senate Avenue, 7 pm. Free tickets here.
  • The Vonnegut Library and the Athenaeum host a Common Decency in the Family discussion during German American Week at the Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan Street October 8 at 3 pm. Free tickets here.
  • Barb’s Banned Book Club discusses Beloved by Toni Morrison October 18 from 6 to 8 pm at Indy Reads Books, 911 Mass Ave. Free tickets here.
  • Spark Placemaking and KVML host a discussion of three short stories from Vonnegut’s collection, Welcome to the Monkey House. Enjoy a beer while discussing Vonnegut at City Market’s mezzanine level near the Tomlinson Tap Room October 25 from 6 to 8 pm. Sign up coming soon.


  • Join us as a runner, volunteer, or sponsor of this year’s Monumental Marathon’s Run for a Cause. We hope to raise $10K for KVML! All three marathon races start bright and early November 4.  Email [email protected] for details.
  • This year’s VonnegutFest, November 9 to 11, includes a performance of Sun, Moon, Star, a mini film fest, a Timequake Clambake dinner/fundraiser, a Reclaim Armistice Day panel discussion featuring award-winning-author Brian Turner, an arts resource fair, and the launch of the 2017 So it Goes Literary Journal. Go here for more information.
  • Barb’s Banned Book Club discusses Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. November 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N Delaware. Sign up coming soon.


  • The Arts Council of Indianapolis opens its TINY VI exhibit, featuring tiny Vonnegut-themed artwork at Gallery 924 December 1
  • The Vonnegut Library and Exodus Refugee Immigration partner for a panel discussion on Common Decency and Refugees, December 11 at the Vonnegut Library at 6 pm. Sign up here.
  • Barb’s Banned Book Club discusses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood December 13 from 6 to 8 pm at Gallery 924, 924 Pennsylvania Street. Sign up here.


Year of Vonnegut Sponsors

Rosewater Circle – $25,000+

  • Frank and Katrina Basile
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and library Board of Directors
  • Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse

Rabo’s Patrons – $10,000+

  • An Anonymous Donor
  • arcDESIGN
  • Michael G. Browning
  • Nogginwerks
  • Shiel Sexton

Tralfamadorians – $5,000+

  • City of Indianapolis
  • Visit Indy

Kurt’s Karass – $1,000+

  • Blue & Co
  • Janie & Mickey Maurer
  • Penguin Random House
  • Private Client Group Re/Max Ability Plus
  • The Great Frame Up

Friend of the Vonnegut Library – $500+

  • An Anonymous Donor
  • Jean Easter of Easter Conservation Services