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A visitor story from the Story of the Day exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit features typewriters, but this story declares "I prefer a pencil and paper!"

AWM Story of the Week

“If you use a typewriter you better have strong fingers and little perfectionism. And a waste paper basket.” See more from visitors on Hemingway, typewriters, and writing with pencil instead!

A Royal typewriter on the Story of the Day table

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thanks Lula! We’d love to see more of your poetry! You will see her as all […]

girl's hands typing on a typewriter

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! In honor of our new exhibit Tools of the Trade opening TOMORROW (6/22/19), this week’s stories […]

Visitors use typewriters at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week, we found 4 short pieces, written at different times on different sheets of paper […]

Halloween watermelon jack-o-lantern

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week, the weather has been crazy – reminding us of Halloween. So these are a […]

American Writers Museum Joins Chicago Public Library To Offer Free Admission For Families

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — For the first time, American Writers Museum is collaborating with the Chicago Public Library to expose children and families to the wonders of its exhibits through the Kids Museum Passport program. The two-year program, which started June 1, partners with 19 museums in the Chicagoland area and allows a family of four […]

"To Those Who Feel Done" by Sam Hendrian

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thank you Sam, this poem is just what we needed this week. “To Those Who Feel […]