On of my favorite writers is getting a library in his hometown. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library will open on December 3.
The 1,100-square-foot library is at the Emelie Building in downtown Indianapolis. Although the library won’t be fully open until the end of January, nearly half of its exhibits will be on display starting Dec. 3.
One exhibit is a gallery of Vonnegut art that includes pieces by the writer, two drawings by Vonnegut fan and “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer and “Star Time,” a 20-ft. timeline of important events in Vonnegut’s life painted by artist Chris King and text written by William Rodney Allen, editor of “Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut.”
Vonnegut’s children are involved with the library, having donated many artifacts. One such artifact is a letter sent by Vonnegut’s father during World War II. The writer didn’t receive the letter because he was in a POW camp in Germany. It wasn’t until after the war the Vonnegut received the letter but he never opened it. So at the request of the writer’s children, the letteri remains unopened in the library today.
One more thing to see in Indianapolis…