Join the movement to establish the first museum in the U.S. dedicated to American writers
AWM First Edition Design Plan
2014 Rutledge Writing Awards
200 Lexington Road
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
The idea of an American Writers Museum seems to me long overdue. The literate world has known and prized American writers since the generation of Emerson and Thoreau. Whitman and Emily Dickinson have influenced poets and readers in English and in translation into many languages. The great current continues, and a museum honoring and portraying American writing would be an honor to the suffering and vision from which our literature came.
-W.S. Merwin, United States Poet Laureate (former)