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The AWM Playlist

Books about music, musicians, and the feelings they inspire. Recommended by American Writers Museum staff. Music is deeply personal for many of us -- we all have our favorite artists,

Q&A with Aaron Bobrow-Strain

In Their Own Words: Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Aaron Bobrow-Strain Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College, where he teaches courses dealing with food, immigration, and the U.S.-Mexico border. In the 1990s,

Teacher Appreciation Quotes

To all the teachers, librarians, professors, and parents-turned-homeschoolers: we see you and we thank you. Teaching is not easy, and virtual teaching is even harder. And you may sometimes feel

American Writers Museum staff book recommendations April 2020

AWM Staff Reads: April

Reading Recommendations from the staff of the American Writers Museum. April was a month. Believe it or not just one month! And every month it is our pleasure to share

Photo of Dina Nayeri featured in the American Writers Museum special exhibit My America

My America: Dina Nayeri

Each week, the My America blog series introduces you to one of the writers featured in our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, which can now be explored virtually. The

In Their Own Words with June Hur

In Their Own Words: June Hur

June Hur June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, moving back to Korea during high school. Upon graduation, Hur went back to

Environmentally Conscious Writers

Six Environmental Authors Who Should Be On Your Reading List

As the days lengthen and the sun shines higher in the afternoon sky, birds begin to chatter and whistle returning to their northern homes. The Harbinger of Spring has graced

How to Theater At-Home

The Show Must Go On(line!)

There’s nothing better than a night out at the theatre. You get all dressed up, go for a nice dinner, and then sit among strangers and wait for the curtain

My America: Ngozi Ukazu

Each week, the My America blog series introduces you to one of the writers featured in our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. The exhibit is designed to elicit thoughtful

5 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Playing with poetry can be an entertaining way to pass the time while at home. Here are a few ways you can enjoy National Poetry Month on your own and

AWM Staff Reads: March

Reading Recommendations from the staff of the American Writers Museum. Like many people around the world, we spent half of March working from home. The benefit of all this time

The Common Beauty of John Prine

by Thomas Dyja Songwriters get Nobel Prizes now, and Pulitzers and all sorts of literary honors that were out of the question back in the 70s when John Prine went

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