Questioning Vonnegut

November 8, 2011
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On Friday, I'll be hosting a panel entitled "Kurt Vonnegut on the Human Body" as part of the Spirit and Place Festival. Details on the event here.

Guests at the event include Vonnegut friend—and "Going All the Way" author—Dan Wakefield, Nuvo's David Hoppe, and Vonnegut scholars Marc Leeds and Rodney Allen.

While the S&P theme, "the body," gives us a starting point, I'm sure the conversation will veer off in unpredictable directions, given the spirit of the one-of-a-kind author.

Since I'm going to be asking some questions there, I thought I'd ask you one or two first.

1) What questions would you like me to ask the panel?

2) What questions would you have asked Vonnegut if you had the chance?

Your thoughts (and questions)?

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  • The Unasked Question
    I had the privledge of interviewing Mr. Vonnegut in 2002 for Indianapolis Monthly on the occasion of his 80th birthday. I was building up to asking him whether he felt that to be a successful writer and author he needed to leave Indianapolis. He cut short our interview, so I never had the chance to ask. I've long wondered what he would have said.
  • question
    Lou-
    Lucky you. Great assignment. Here's a question-
    Did Mr. V believe that our state of mind and being determine
    our level of consciousness, or did our level of consciousness determine our state of mind and being?
    Have fun with it.
  • TV
    I once asked him if I should watch more T.V.

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