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! We loved this poem, and hope to see you back when you publish your first book […]

Happy birthday Bob Dylan!

Bob Dylan: Electric Inspires Creativity

How does it feel…to be 78 years old? Just ask Bob Dylan! Today the Shakespeare of Rock & Roll celebrates his 78th trip around the sun and we’re celebrating by sharing some messages left by visitors in our special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric. This exhibit opened in November and features original handwritten lyrics, Dylan’s personal […]

Typewriter Tuesday with the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: How to Load Paper

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, opening […]

Header that says Happy Birthday to us!

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 week marks our 2nd anniversary, so we are sharing a few stories about the Museum. […]

Sandra Cisneros typewriter at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Sandra Cisneros

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, […]

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 week, we are honoring stories for or about mothers, since Mother’s Day is this Sunday […]

Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!

5 Reasons Why You Should See Frederick Douglass: Agitator

Our special exhibit, Frederick Douglass: Agitator, closes June 9, as we prepare to replace it with Tools of the Trade, opening June 22. So if you haven’t explored this exhibit yet, or want to come back again, then you have one more month to do so! We put together some reasons why Frederick Douglass: Agitator […]

Ray Bradbury's 1947 Royal KMM will be on display in our upcoming Tools of the Trade exhibit, opening June 22, 2019.

Typewriter Tuesday: Ray Bradbury

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, […]

Tanaya Winder at the American Writers Museum on May 9

Tanaya’s Writing Tips

Tanaya Winder is an author, singer/songwriter, poet, motivational speaker and educator who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations where she is an enrolled citizen. She blends storytelling, singing, and spoken word to teach about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community […]

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 […]