Close-up of typewriter keys

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, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Today is a rainy day here in Chicago, so if you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, head on in and give our typewriters a try!

Today is a Rainy Day

June 15, 2019

Coco Yu

Today is a raining day. I am in American Writers Museum right now. This is a place for exhibiting the literity, poem, novel, etc. in history. In this trip, I learned that the writing is not only the method of communication, but it is more like an art. I think that the contents in the writings are the conveyance of our ideas, which indicates our feelings, emotions, and knowledges.

Hopes for the Museum

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Don’t use the typewriter on the southwest side of the table unless you like sticky keys. I hope you the reader have a great day and I hope this wonderful new museum inspires a new generation if great american literature. props to the curators.

god bless and all the best.


Writing on a Typewriter Like Hemingway’s

Come to the Museum to see an Underwood actually used by Hemingway himself, then try your hand on a model similar to one he used later in his life. How would you continue this visitor’s musings on Hemingway’s typewriter?

The pressure to write using Hemingway’s Royal Quiet DeLuxe was monstrous. Hmmm, monstrous is one of those adjectives he would never use. Also hmm. Christ this is hard. And I remember using these things. I’m old enough to remember writing my first papers for school on my Dad’s IBM. God forbid  I broke it. I thought it was the most amazing machine in the universe. I  guess I should add known universe as scientists now say there are many universes, an infinite number maybe and in this one that I’m familiar  with it is tough as hell to write something interesting using Hemingway’s typewriter. I wonder what Hemingway would think about these places, museums glorifying works of famous writers. He would probably demand half the people honoreed be removed (sorry Sherwood Anderson). He would also demand a fee to use his image. I would bet all these writers lauded here wouldn’t mind compensation. Poe definitely, Kerouac probably wouldn’t care. He would approve of that photo they used.

The book has to start somewhere sometime in some place like the American Writers Museum, so here we go. To be continued…

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