The KVML Youth Writing program seeks to empower and amplify the student voices by connecting them with mentors across the country. Our programming seeks to honor Kurt Vonnegut’s legacy by promoting his love of the written word, breaking down the barriers of space and time to create physical and virtual spaces that are inspiring and inclusive, and emphasizing an empathetic approach to tutoring and student engagement. Above, all we aspire to be champions for all the young writers we serve and the communities that we support.
The Vonnegut Youth Writing Center at SHS runs out of the Media Center inside the author’s alma mater and is open during each and every school day.
The second floor of KVML houses our second Writing Center space, open for field trips, writing clubs, and other workshops.
He was hired as a full-time writing specialist at Shortridge High School in 2018, where he also teaches Composition and Creative Writing. His poetry has appeared in Scoundrel Time, Cimarron Review, Passages North, PANK, and the anthologies It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop and The Indianapolis Anthology. He is inspired by his family, including his wife and two sons.
Our 1922 Society honors Vonnegut’s legacy and KVML’s effort to endow our Youth Writing Programs for the future. Be a part of what we’re building by making a donation to the cause.