Author Archives: American Writers Museum

Frank Waln

In Their Own Words: Frank Waln

On May 9, 2019 we welcomed Lakota hip-hop artist/producer/audio engineer Frank Waln as part of our Singers & Songwriters series along with poet/songwriter/spoken word artist Tanaya Winder, who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations where she is an enrolled citizen. The two performed their work […]

Truman Capote's typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Truman Capote

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the Trade, […]

John Lennon's typewriter at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: John Lennon

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the Trade, […]

Headphones in Palm: All Awake in the Darkness at the American Writers Museum

Dear Nature, We Love You

Happy Earth Day! Every year, April 22 is a day to appreciate and preserve the beauty of our world, which has not only supported life as we know it, but has also stirred our imaginations and inspired many writers throughout history. As astronomer and author Carl Sagan put it, in his book Pale Blue Dot, […]

Robbie Fulks performs at the American Writers Museum

Singers & Songwriters

Combining musical performance with literary discussion, our Singers & Songwriters series takes visitors to the intersection of music, poetry, prose, lyrics, and beyond. This series started in September 2018 and has been presented in conjunction with our special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric, which examines the literary aspects of Dylan’s songwriting and his enduring legacy on […]

Top-down image of Hugh Hefner's Royal typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Hugh Hefner

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a new series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the Trade, […]

Sloane Crosley at the American Writers Museum on April 30.

In Their Own Words: Sloane Crosley

Tuesday, April 30, bestselling writer Sloane Crosley stops by to talk her latest release Look Alive Out There, a collection of essays that is full of the hilarity and heartfelt observations you’ve come to expect from Crosley. She’ll be joined by writer and Newcity Lit Editor Toni Nealie for a chat that is sure to […]

Top-down image of Maya Angelou's Meteor 12 typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Maya Angelou

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a new series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the […]

Tennessee Williams's typewriter on display in Tools of the Trade at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Tennessee Williams

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a new series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the […]

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! This anonymous visiting writer had some interesting writing advice that we liked. Writing isn’t about perfection. […]