Students find Kurt Vonnegut’s sense of humor and willingness to speak out irresistible, once you get them to open the book.
At the 2014 Teaching Teachers to Teach Vonnegut workshop, high school teachers and librarians will hear from Vonnegut scholars on how to introduce one of our nation’s best authors to young people. And you’ll earn professional development credits for each hour you attend. Rodney Allen, PhD, Vonnegut scholar and author of Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut and Understanding Kurt Vonnegut, will lead the workshop once again. Other presenters include Dr. Gregory Sumner, author ofUnstuck in Time: A Journey Through Vonnegut's Life and Works, and Dr. Jon Eller, author of Becoming Ray Bradbury.
As always, the goal is to give teachers information they need to effectively share Vonnegut’s work with students. Vonnegut’s writing is relevant to social issues today – environmentalism, militarism, human rights, censorship, religion’s place in civic life – and students will find his humor and insights into the human condition fascinating and challenging.
Space is limited, so contact the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library today by email: teachingKV@vonnegutlibrary.org.