“God Bless The Writers‘ Workshop!” – Kurt Vonnegut, 1990


We mourn the loss of America's great humanist, humorist, artist and author, Kurt Vonnegut. He joined our Advisory Board in 1994 when he came to Asheville to give a benefit talk for The Writers' Workshop.

A unique video of Vonnegut's talk was made, including an illuminating Q&A with the audience, and a touching introduction by his former student and fellow author, Gail Godwin.

To commemorate the Champion of Irreverence, we are offering a limited number of dvds (or videos) for sale, as well as T-shirts designed by Asheville artist Robin Hill.

All proceeds will go towards our outreach writing programs, including at-risk youth in Appalachia.


Please note: We also have dvds/videos for sale from our Distinguished Authors Series, featuring:

Eudora Welty and Reynolds Price; John le Carre; Don De Lillo; Peter Matthiessen with El. L. Doctorow, Gail Godwin and Helen Henslee; Yevgeny Yevtushenko; Mark Mathabane; Lee Smith; Alex Haley; Peter Taylor; William Kinsella; Clyde Edgerton; Pat Conroy; Bobbie Ann Mason; and our Trail of Tears Commemorative with John Ehle and Dee Brown.

To order your copy, see below.


Kurt Vonnegut Commemoratives

"Kurt Vonnegut in Asheville" DVD

"Kurt Vonnegut in Asheville" Video

Commemorative T-Shirt (limited quantity, Large only)

Give a $50 tax-deductible donation and get: “Kurt Vonnegut In Asheville” dvd/video or T-shirt - and one full year’s membership to The Writers’ Workshop (benefits include discounts on all events and contests, newsletter, and more).

Distinguished Author Series DVD

Distinguished Author Series Video