Sitting in a recreation of Kurt Vonnegut's writing space.
I was joined by Authors B.C. Brown (The Abigail St.Michael Series) and James M. Bowers (The Dark Path) as well as Quixotic: Not Everyday Love Stories cover artist, Lydia Bargielski and the notorious Bunny Liebowitz.
We were given a tour by a very knowledgeable man, named Max. He told us all about the history of the library and all of the displays. It was smaller than I expected but it is clear that they will soon outgrow their current location. They have only recently celebrated their second anniversary but the support and success they have seen is incredible.
Mr. Vonnegut's family is very involved and have done a lot to make the library a fantastic place for fans to visit. They have donated many personal items. Some of these items include the typewriter Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slapslick and part of Slaughterhouse Five on and an unopened letter Kurt Vonnegut's father sent to him while he was missing, during the time Kurt was a P.O.W. The letter was returned to his father. Kurt's dad later gave the letter to Kurt but he never opened it. Kurt eventually gave the letter to his own son, who also never opened it. The letter was donated to the library with the strict orders that it could never be opened.
I hope my friends and readrs will check this place out. I know I look forward to going back. They have special guests and events all the time, including A Night With Vonnegut and readings. It would be great to be there for some of the events and guests I've heard about.
Here is more information about the KVML:
The Emelie Building
340 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Open Daily except Wednesdays
CLOSED FOR SPECIAL EVENT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 22
A very special collection of people at the KVML