Kurt Vonnegut in a picture taken during his October 1994 Asheville reading for the Writers' Workshop. The inscription reads "For Dear Karen - Kurt Vonnegut. Oct. 28 1994." It is addressed to Karen Ackerson, the Executive Director of the Workshop, who was personally responsible for meeting Vonnegut and bringing him to Asheville. Vonnegut currently serves on the Workshop's Advisory Board.