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Dan Wakefield and Nanette Vonnegut Discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s Artwork and “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?”
May 16, 2014
May 16th @ 7PM
Barnes and Noble, Upper West Side
Kurt Vonnegut was among the few grandmasters of twentieth-century American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would not mean what it does today. Vonnegut was also a gifted graphic artist and many of his novels include his felt-tip pen sketches. Please join Dan Wakefield and Vonnegut’s daughter Nanette, as they discuss Vonnegut’s artwork and written works.
After the publication of his novel Slaughterhouse-Five brought him worldwide acclaim in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut became one of America’s most popular graduation speakers. If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? is a selection of Kurt Vonnegut’s best graduation speeches, edited and introduced by Dan Wakefield. Amid the sarcasm and wit that are typical of his writing, Vonnegut also conveys in these speeches something of the seriousness and the momentousness of life too. He tells stories and jokes, invokes the figures who inspire him the most–Jesus, Eugene Debs, Bertrand Russell, Jazz historian Albert Murray, and Vonnegut’s friend Joseph Heller among many others.
May 2, 2014
Dan Wakefield’s collection of Vonnegut’s tongue-in-cheek advice for graduates debuts at #10 on the Barnes & Noble College National Campus Bestseller List in the category of Hardcover Nonfiction!
Don’t forget: Dan Wakefield and Nanette Vonnegut will be speaking at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side on May 16th at 7PM. Dan will discuss Vonnegut’s graduation speeches from If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? Nanette Vonnegut will talk about her father’s playful felt-tip illustrations, which adorn the covers of many Kurt Vonnegut works.
May 18, 2012
Hola, Ann Arbor!
Greg Sumner, author of Unstuck in Time, will be discussing Kurt Vonnegut’s life and how it has influenced some of Vonnegut’s most cherished novels on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 7:30-8:30pm.
The event is free and will be held at:
Barnes & Nobels Booksellers
3235 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Click here for more information.
November 22, 2011
New York, didn’t catch Gregory Sumner the first time around?
Well, you’re in luck! He’ll be having a second event for his new book Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels, but this time at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side. The event will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, November 22nd.
This particular Barnes and Noble is located at:2289 Broadway at 82nd St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-8835Click here to check out other events being hosted at the UWS Barnes & Noble.
November 10, 2011
Gregory Sumner, professor of history at University of Detroit Mercy, will be speaking about his new book Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Work at the Barnes & Noble in Royal Oak on Thursday, November 10th at 7pm. This event is the day before Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday and the book’s official release.
This event is free and open to the public.
This is event is located at:
500 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Unstuck in Time is a portrait of the quintessential American writer as seen through the lens of his most important work. In Unstuck in Time (Seven Stories Press, November 11, 2011), Gregory Sumner guides us through Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, fromPlayer Piano (1952) to Timequake (1997) and including an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the writer’s profound engagement with the American Dream in its various forms.
June 23, 2011Eva Gabrielsson talks about the letter Stieg wrote to her in 1977 and that she found shortly after his death.
June 22, 2011Eva Gabrielsson answers a guest's question and speaks on the fourth Millennium Trilogy book.
June 22, 2011
June 21, 2011June 21, 2011, 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Union Square will host Eva Gabrielsson, author of "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. Gabrielsson tells a story that no one else can. Her story is about the life she shared with Stieg Larsson—the man everyone wants to know more about, and about whom so little is known. Location: 33 East 17th St. at Union Square North. For additional information search events at www.barnesandnoble.com.
April 26, 2011April 26, 2011, 7:00PM, author Brian Kahn will speak at Barnes & Noble in Billings, MT about his latest work Real Common Sense: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim the Nation and Stop Palin, Beck and the Tea Party from Hijacking America in which Kahn poses the question: Who are the true heirs of Tom Paine’s common sense ideology: conspiracy theorists and wealthy, tax-addled Tea Partiers, or average working class Americans? Location: 530 S 24th Street West Billings, MT 59102.