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!

Thank you so much for your kind words anonymous visitor! We love bringing kids in, and a lot of schools even qualify for free field trips through our Write In Program, so if you know any teachers be sure to point them our way.

My visit to Chicago included three trips to this museum. Each time I spent two or three hours each time and I loved it.The place celebrates so many writers that I never heard of. I just wish I could spend more time here. It is wonderful. My suggestion is that you take your time and come back here often so that you can learn about many different authors. Reading opens up a whole new world to you and expands your experiences without taking any trips. I think every kid should be brought here to encourage him/her to become a writer. The more writers we have in the world, the better the world will be. No one has to be famous or make money at it, but it just forces you to think, something too few people actually get to do. Good luck and good reading!!!!

This letter was written here in November, and we can only hope that Jacques knows how much he was loved:

Cher Jacques,

Just as the sunshine goes to sleep at dusk

I must return to my life of reality.

While knowing that fantasies come to an end,

I can only imagine for our time to extend.


In searching for nothing but friendships galore,

Honestly, this means something more.

I hate to go, but I must.

Maybe we will see each other again in the future I trust.


I will miss you more than you ever could know,

You’re the only person who makes me glow.


Thank you for all the times we had to share.

Out of them all, you show your care.


It is too much to say in English, for sure.

But you were really that one true gem.

All I have left to say is:

Jacques, je t’aime.


November 17, 2018

Finally, a silly interpretation of everyone’s favorite sentence to type:

There was once a red fox who jumped over a lazy brown dog. The dog was not very happy and yelped when the red fox hopped onto his tail. A black cat came and saw the distressed dog and decided to help, but the cunning fox got away without getting hurt.

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