NewsArts & Culture / November 7, 2013

Inaugural VonnegutFest Lined Up

Jill Sheridan
Inaugural VonnegutFest Lined Up

The power of arts and humanities is on display as part of a citywide celebration.  

The first-ever VonnegutFest is planning a wide variety of events.  A look-alike contest, a one-man play, a traveling library display and an important veterans panel discussion are all part of the inaugural festival. 

Saturday’s event honors legendary author Kurt Vonnegut in his hometown, Indianapolis.  Notably the day is lined up close to an important day for American heros.  

"Vonnegut was actually born on Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as he liked to call it," said Julia Whitehead, executive director of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.  

The organization has been working closely with military veterans to promote healing through the arts.  Vonnegut Day will also feature NPR’s Steve Inskeep as part of the Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day panel. 

A complete list of events is online at vonnegutlibrary.org.