Author Archives: American Writers Museum

My America: Marie Arana

My America: Marie Arana

Each week, the My America blog series will introduce you to one of the writers featured in our new exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, opening November 21, 2019. The exhibit is designed to elicit thoughtful dialogue on a wide array of issues with contemporary immigrant and refugee writers delving into questions about writing influences, […]

In Their Own Words: Tim O’Brien

In his classic book The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes, “Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing […]

The Vampire's Ball fundraiser at the American Writers Museum on October 19 at 7:30 pm

Next Chapter: The Vampire’s Ball

The list of prominent American authors of Gothic vampire fiction is a long one. Anne Rice, Scott Snyder, and Stephenie Meyer to name a few. So, when it came time for the American Writers Museum’s Chicago Council to choose a theme for its annual soiree on October 19th to benefit the Museum’s educational initiatives, the […]

In Their Own Words: Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is a journalist, editor, podcast host, and author of both fiction and nonfiction…so it is safe to say managing time is crucial to them. Time plays a major role in their new novel, The Future of Another Timeline, specifically time travel and history revision. In the novel, two lives from different eras cross. […]

Young Adult reading recommendations

Young Adult Reading Recommendations

As the days get shorter, the cold gets colder, and the leaves fall faster, take some time to relax, stave off the impending doom of winter, and embrace your inner child with these young adult reading recommendations. Or, if you have young readers of your own, get them back in the swing of reading and […]

Let Them Inform Each Other

Keah Brown on Activism and the Writing Process By Keah Brown Writing is my first love. Long before I was ever sure I could make a career out of it; I could be found on my bedroom floor writing out bad songs and poetry that felt like strokes of genius at the time but read […]

AWM Staff Reads: August 2019

It should come as no surprise, but all of us here at the American Writers Museum are avid readers. We enjoy sharing what we’ve been reading recently with you, so here is our list of books we read this past August. We’re especially excited because today is #NationalReadABookDay! What are you reading on this special […]

Interview with typewriter collector Steve Soboroff

In Their Own Words: Steve Soboroff

Steve Soboroff is the President of the Los Angeles Police Commission and has long been known as a business leader and public servant who brings people together to get positive results. He also loves typewriters! He collects typewriters used by well-known writers and currently has more than 30 machines in his collection, some of which […]

5 Reasons to Become an AWM Member

Do you love reading? Do you love writing? Do you enjoy sharing your love of literature with fellow like-minded people? Then the American Writers Museum is the place for you! Become a member today and join our thriving community of book lovers and talented writers. Here are five reasons why you should become a member […]