Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 13:57:39 -0500--------------------------
Subject: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to speak at Atheneum Foundation Dinner
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and other "wits" to speak at "A Gathering of Wits" Athenaeum Foundation celebration dinner
The Athenaeum Foundation will host its 7th annual dinner to celebrate and recognize members of the 1894 Society of the Athenaeum Foundation with some of the greatest masters of wit. Kurt Vonnegut, an Indianapolis-native, notorious freethinker and icon of American literature whose classic writings include Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle, will make a rare public appearance as keynote speaker and will be joined by Bob Weide, a Los Angeles-based writer, humorist and producer currently developing a documentary on the life of Kurt Vonnegut (titled "Kurt Vonnegut, American Made"), and Wil Shriner, a California-based director, comedian, actor, writer, producer and son of Hoosier humorist Herb Shriner. The event promises to be an evening of zany wit and laughter.
When/Where: Saturday, November 16, 2002
The Athenaeum Reception, tours and open house - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
Program - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for the reception, dinner and program are $100 per person and $800 for a table of eight.
I could not in a million years justify spending a hundred dollars on this. Let alone two hundred, which is what it'd take to put me and my Angel down there for the dinner. Not when we're this broke. But ohhh....it's on a weekend when I have no exam the following monday, and it's
*resorts to fangirl ranting*
I'm such a nutbar sometimes. But I love Vonnegut. And I'm afraid he'll up and die like Douglas Adams (sniffle) did before I ever get to hear him speak. *sighs*
There'll be a next time, right?