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Vonnegut Reading Marathon & Cocktail Party

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The centerpiece of the celebration will be an 8-hour marathon reading of Slaughterhouse-Five, as well as several of Vonnegut’s shorter pieces, to be held on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Readers will sign up to read for 5-15  minutes each throughout the day, depending on the number of participants.

We are excited to welcome special guests Edie Vonnegut, daughter of Kurt Vonnegut; Julia Whitehead of the Vonnegut Museum & Library in Indianapolis, IN; Marc Leeds, author of the Vonnegut Encyclopedia: An Authorized Compendium; and Pat LaMarche, author and activist, and host of a series of interviews with Vonnegut’s friends and colleagues.

If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Adult Services Librarian Corey Farrenkopf at or 508-362-6636.  The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 1st, 2019.

After the marathon, join us for a cocktail party at 5:30 pm featuring wine and cheese, beer, soft drinks, and a sampling of Vonnegut’s favorite drink.  A $10 donation is suggested.

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August 3
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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