The Well’s Wife and The Tiger’s End: Seth Fishman and Téa Obreht Read Fan FictionHousing Works Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby St NY, NY) Map it Free
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most fascinating writers working in the latter half of the 20th century. He was a prolific author of short stories, novels, and essays, who delighted us with his playfully comedic and fiercely humanistic view of our world. He was also a great champion of free speech issues who fought hard against forces that sought to challenge, and outright ban, his work and the work of fellow artists.
Housing Works Bookstore is joining forces with Vonnegut NYC—the New York chapter of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library—to present a spirited discussion group rooted in the essence of Kurt Vonnegut. We will be reading Vonnegut's fiction and non-fiction, as well related work that touches on issues close to the author's heart.
The Kurt Vonnegut Book Group meets once a month in the bookstore's café. It will be hosted by the founding members of Vonnegut NYC (including HWBC assistant store manager, Merril Speck). They will provide discussion questions and lead the meeting. The group is open to all who are interested!
More on Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut: Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
Our thanks to Random House for generously donating copies of Mother Night. It will be available in the bookstore at half price.
For questions about The Kurt Vonnegut Book Group, please e-mail Merril Speck at firstname.lastname@example.org.