Visitors use 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, 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! This week, we’ve been thinking about the changing […]

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 […]

typewriters on the Story of the Day exhibit table at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

This week is all about different types of advice from our visitors! From what to do when you’re feeling lonely, to the best way to dance, our visitors know a thing or two about how to live their best life.

Chicago Summer Books

By Christian Thorsberg The Chicago summer. She asks not for permission. She asks not for forgiveness. She arrives fashionably late, kicks up her feet, and dismissively yawns in triple digits on autumn’s expectant move-in day. She’ll go when she’s ready. She curates nostalgia. She pairs bare feet with pavement and popsicles with lips. She paints […]

Typewriter Tuesday: Mae West

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we’re taking a closer look at Mae West’s 1959 Olympia SF, on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff. You can see this machine and more on display in our special exhibit Tools of the Trade, open now. “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.” Mae West, a […]