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!

It’s not autumn anymore, but it certainly has been rainy here in Chicago this week. Thanks for the poem!

And so the drizzle slides down
like dew…like fall
wanting to become autumn

Alesha knows that typewriters are not for everyone, but we can all enjoy sweets with our Mom.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who came to visit the American Writers Museum. Her name was Alesha and she met her first typewriter. Alesha was so in love with the typewriter she asked her Mom to buy her a typewriter of her very own. Her Mom said “Alesha, you just told me how much you love your computer.” Alesha looked thoughtful for a moment and said “Mom you are correct. Let’s just go across the street to Stan’s and buy a donut instead.” The End.

If we’re allowed to decide for this visitor, we’d say they are definitely still a writer! Methods change, but writers will always adapt. What do you think?

I learned to type when I was 17 years old.

I am now 74 years old and have obviously lost the ability to type. Does that mean that I am no longer a writer, or that I am just a poor writer?

I’ll let you decide.

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