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Granfalloon Writing Workshop

May 6-11, 2019

In partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, the Arts & Humanities Council is presenting a special creative writing workshop for Bloomington high school students during the week of the Granfalloon festival.

The course is focused on the art and craft of flash fiction. Workshops during the week will be taught by IU MFA students and Indiana Review staff members Mariah Gese, Soo Min Lee, and Gionni Ponce. The final workshop session will be taught by visiting author/editor Dave Eggers on the morning of Saturday, May 11.

Location: Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center

Schedule: May 6-10, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; May 11, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Festival Booths

  • Draw Like Vonnegut
    • Presented by Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
  • Write Like Vonnegut
    • Presented by Indiana Review
  • The Science of Kurt Vonnegut
    • Presented by WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology
  • Rosewater Pressman Hats
    • Presented by the Book Arts Collaborative from Ball State University
  • Vonnegut Memorabilia (City Hall Only)
    • Presented by the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library
  • Lonesome No More! (Upland Only)
    • Presented by the A&H Council, inspired by Vonnegut's Slapstick
  • Vonnegut Tattoos (Upland Only)
    • Presented by the A&H Council

Summer Preview Tables

  • Jacobs School of Music
  • IU Cinema
  • IU Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
  • IU Political and Civic Engagement (Upland Only)
  • Limestone Comedy Festival
  • The Btown Lowdown Podcast
  • Visit Bloomington
Ed Comentale (A&H Council, Department of English)
Lana Spendl (Office of the Provost)
Natalie Bainter (IU Alum)
Chris LaFave (Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library)
Caleb Weintraub (Esekanzi School of Art, Architecture + Design)
Steven Nathaniel (A&H Council, Department of English)
De Witt Kilgore (Department of English)
Cathy Bowman (Department of English, Creative Writing)
Lucy Battersby (A&H Council)
Gerard Pannekoek (A&H Council)
Christine Wager (IU Libraries)
Thomas Doane-Swanson (Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design)
Erin Tobey (Hopscoth Coffee, Rainbow Bakery)
Joe Hiland (A&H Council)
Joan Hawkins (Media School)
Isabel Planton (Lilly Library)
Sean Starowitz (City of Bloomington)
cover of: Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions

"Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery." - Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut wrote Breakfast of Champions to clear his head of "all the junk in there" and discover what, if anything, was worth keeping in American culture. The story of a disaffected car dealership owner and a derelict sci-fi author, it's a wild and raunchy read as well as a deeply critical study of our country's significant evils.