Event: Night of Vonnegut

For local literati, living close to Indianapolis’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, which opened in 2011, is a true treat.

Apr 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm
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Vonnegut Library

For local literati, living close to Indianapolis’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, which opened in 2011, is a true treat. At the library, fans can sit hunched over a blue typewriter next to Vonnegut’s famous rooster lamp; check out Vonnegut’s drawings; see his last pack of cigarettes and other intimate belongings donated by his family; and more. If you’re interested in a drive, the library hosts its fifth annual Night of Vonnegut event with a keynote from award-winning journalist David Brancaccio and dinner from The Rathskeller, Indianapolis’ oldest restaurant. Following dinner, a Kurt Vonnegut impersonator (Michael Shelton of Heartland Actors Repertory Theater) will bring the author’s witticisms back to life. 


6 p.m. Saturday. $75; $550 for table of eight. The Athenaeum Foundation, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, vonnegutlibrary.org.