Sadly, Loree Rackstraw, a long time friend of Kurt Vonnegut, has passed away. Rackstraw’s 2009 memoir, Love, As Always, Kurt, is an engaging recollection of her time as one of Vonnegut’s writing students as well as her ongoing friendship with Kurt after graduation. A professor at the University of Northern Iowa as well as a former editor of The North American Review, Rackstraw also wrote several academic articles about Vonnegut’s work. For more, see this recent piece from The Courier.
This week’s question is about Vonnegut’s teaching career:
Q: At which university did Kurt Vonnegut teach creative writing during the mid-1960’s?
b) The University of Iowa
c) The University of Northern Iowa
d) Grinnell College
Check back next week for the answer. The correct response to last week’s question was B – “Now It’s The Women’s Turn” was the name of the painting revealed to Circe Berman at the end of Bluebeard.
For more, here’s a 1998 clip of Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer discussing writing and creativity.