Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence

  • May 10, 2018 - May 11, 2018
  • Recurring every week day
  • Various locations on campus & downtown
  • Bloomington, IN
  • (812) 855-0969
  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Prices vary from Free-$105

The Arts & Humanities Council is proud to host Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence, a three-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut to be held May 10-12, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Much like Vonnegut, who consistently blended genres and challenged traditional artistic boundaries, Granfalloon is a truly unique event—part symposium, part exhibit, part performance, part music…and a celebration of all things Vonnegut.


Highlights include discussions led by world-renowned Vonnegut scholars and friends, several performances from top-notch musicians to be announced soon, a production of the musical version of "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater," access to archival gems (some of which still carry the lingering scent of the old man’s Pall Malls), a few very special guests, and much, much more.

What is a Granfalloon?

Granfalloon is the name Vonngut gave to a group of people who come together through an affected common identity or shared purpose. While the reasons that bring them together are arbitrary, the sense of belonging they feel through the Granfalloon is both powerful and real. We view Vonnegut as a kind of presiding spirit over the festival because his work celebrated the virtues of civic life and the power of art to enliven and inform democratic citizenship.

Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Convergence
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  • Various locations on campus & downtown
  • Prices vary from Free-$105
  • Recurring every week day