“You can go to tremendous places through literature.” Chris LaFave, the Curator of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, takes that thought to a new level with his career story.

Chris’ first experience with Vonnegut was Breakfast of Champions in college at Ball State. Therefore, when his mom called him as he was driving past a library to share that Kurt Vonnegut had died, he took it as a sign to read more of his novels. That night he stayed up until 7 a.m. reading Welcome to the Monkey House.

“Libraries and museums are catalysts for the imagination.” – Chris LaFave, Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library.

His love for libraries and reading drew him to then pursue Library Science at IUPUI. As his life story continues, the beginning quote reigns more truth because a few years later a friend called him and said, “Remember complaining about how we would only stay in Indy under certain circumstances, and you said ‘when they open some sort of Kurt Vonnegut Museum?’” It seems no coincidence that Chris is now the epicenter of all things Vonnegut.

Turn the page to learn true stories about Kurt Vonnegut and how the museum is integrating Vonnegut’s works into the community. Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you with Chris LaFave from the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library.

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Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown

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