Join The Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village during Columbus Day weekend for a celebration of the life and writings of Kurt Vonnegut, a long-time Cape Cod resident who was active here during the 60s and 70s.
A prolific writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, Vonnegut is most well known for his controversial World War II satireSlaughterhouse-Five, which was banned in school districts across the country. He often used science fiction and humor as a way of attempting to make sense of a sometimes bleak human condition, and was also a noted visual artist.
Learn much more about this literary legend through an engaging schedule of exhibits, tours, talks, and screenings. The weekend even culminates with a Chowderfest complete with Cape Cod Beer’s Kurt’s Farmhouse Saison! For all things Vonnegut, including photos, a writing challenge (submissions due 10/5!) and the full events schedule, check out the Vonnegut Celebration page. Most of the events are free but donations to the Library are appreciated!