In 1994, Kurt Vonnegut came to Asheville to give a benefit reading for The Writers' Workshop. All proceeds went to the Workshop to aid in its classes and school and city programs, and the Workshop naturally covered Mr. Vonnegut's expenses. However, at the end of his stay, Mr. Vonnegut wrote the Workshop a check for his hotel bill, so that the Workshop would benefit the most from the reading. We love you, Kurt!