Granfalloon schedule

Festival & conference schedule

IU Bloomington's Arts & Humanities Council will host Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence from Thursday, May 10–Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Events will take place at the Lilly Library and IU Cinema on the Indiana University campus, as well as the following venues in the city of Bloomington: Upland Brewing Company, The Bishop, The Bluebird, Rhino's Youth Center, City Hall, and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.


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Thursday, May 10 | Friday, May 11 | Saturday, May 12

Thursday, May 10

LILLY LIBRARY

  • All day: Exhibit: Random Acts of Granfalloonery: The Art and Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • 5–7pm: Opening reception

IU CINEMA, 7-9pm

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Conversation with filmmaker Robert B. Weide featuring extensive clips from his documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time.  (Tickets $4. Free admission for Weekend Pass holders.)

Friday, May 11

LILLY LIBRARY, 9am–5pm

  • All day: Exhibit: Random Acts of Granfalloonery: The Art and Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • 9–10:30am: Vonnegut the American
    Kurt Vonnegut's Starvation Papers (Isabel Planton)
    Kurt Vonnegut’s Transitional Portal–Camp Atterbury, Indiana (Eric R. Waldkoetter)
    How Kurt Vonnegut Ruined My Life and Lots of Other People's: A Memoir (Michael Wilkerson)
  • 11am–12:30pm: Vonnegut the Writer
    Vonnegut and American Literature (Jonathan Elmer)
    Lessons for Archivists and Public Historians in the Works of Kurt Vonnegut (Jennifer Coggins)
    Vonnegut, Bradbury, and the HathiTrust, Oh My! (Tassie Gniady)

IVY TECH JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER, 2–4pm

  • 2pm: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
    A stage reading of the musical adaptation of the novel (produced by Cardinal Stage Company)
  • 4–5:30pm: Keynote address
    Kurt Vonnegut, American: Granfalloonery and National Identity (Robert Tally)

UPLAND BREWING CO., 4–11pm

  • 4–5:30pm: Community booths, games, and installations
  • 5:45pm–11pm: Music performances
    Voces Novae
    Rodeola
    Damien Jurado
    Father John Misty (solo)

Saturday, May 12

LILLY LIBRARY, 9am–1pm

  • Exhibit: Random Acts of Granfalloonery: The Art and Fiction of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

CITY HALL ATRIUM, 9am–1pm

  • Community booths, games, and installations

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 9–5pm

  • 9–10:30am, Vonnegut the Philosopher
    Dialogues on Equality and Ideology: Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron as a Repudiation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem (John Phillip Baker)
    Kurt Vonnegut’s Prophecy: Social Critique and Secular Humanism in Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five (Kathryn Ingegneri)
    Vonnegut and the Good Life (Josh Simpson)
  • 11am–12:30pm, Vonnegut the Scientist
    Vonnegut’s Waveform (Aaron Jaffe)
    Becoming-Mineral: Nuclear Winter and Geo-cidal Aesthetics in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, J.G. Ballard’s The Crystal World, and Anna Kavan’s Ice (Daniel Lukes)
    Tragedy, Mutated: Time and Comic Timing in Kurt Vonnegut's SF Comedies (Fran McDonald)
  • 1:30–3pm, Vonnegut the Visionary
    Kurt Vonnegut: Lonesome No More (Chris Lafave) 
    The Asshole and the Proto-Emoji: The Visual Artwork of Kurt Vonnegut (Caleb Weintraub)
    Vonnegut, SF, Pornography (Rebekah Sheldon)
  • 3–5pm: Keynote addresses
    Kurt Vonnegut, Christ-Loving Atheist (Dan Wakefield)
    The Brothers Vonnegut: A Slideshow about Kurt, Bernie, and the Mad (but True) Science of Weather Control (Ginger Strand)

IVY TECH JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER, 6–9:30pm

  • 7:30–9:30pm: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
    A stage reading of the musical adaptation of the novel (produced by Cardinal Stage Company)

BLOOMINGTON CLUBFEST

  • RHINO'S, 6pm (show) / 5pm (doors)
    Noname, Baths, and Sen Morimoto
  • THE BISHOP, 8:30pm (show) / 7:30pm (doors)
    Waxahatchee (solo), Kevin Krauter, and Amy O
  • THE BLUEBIRD, 9pm (show) / 8pm (doors)
    Oh Sees, Shabazz Palaces, and White Moms

Schedule updates

The Granfalloon festival and conference lineup is subject to change. We will post updates on this site and our social media channels as quickly as possible. Like or follow the IU Arts & Humanities Council on: