American Writers Museum Announces Prime Michigan Avenue Space in Downtown Chicago for Early 2017 Opening

Central location grants visitors and locals easy access to first museum in United States dedicated to American writers, past and present (CHICAGO – October 27, 2015) – The American Writers Museum (AWM) has leased a prime space at 180 North Michigan Avenue, one of Chicago’s busiest blocks, for its early 2017 opening. The location’s proximity […]

Five Famous American Self-Publishers

Some of the most well-known authors published their own work at some point in their career. Even in the 1800’s, it was considered both a risk and a way to maintain control of one’s work – bound to produce success stories as well as tales of caution!   Henry David Thoreau Today Henry David Thoreau’s […]

50 States, 50 Novels- Part 1

The United States is known for the breadth of diversity in its literature – take a literary tour round the states with these fifty novels.   Alabama – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg (1987) This now-classic novel charts the history of small-town Whistle Stop, Alabama and its eccentric citizens. […]

Four Contemporary Native American Poets to Read Today

Sherman Alexie One of my personal favorite poets, Alexie is a joy to read both on the page and on Twitter, where he melds pop culture, his Spokane heritage, politics and calls for change, humor, and poetic thoughts. His poetry and short stories address the lives of modern Native Americans, emphasizing the realities that shape […]

A Chicago Gift Named Shel

How might you answer if asked, “Who was Shel Silverstein?” Just who was that bald and bearded one-of-a-kind creative beloved by generations of readers? an award-winning children’s book author a poet a cartoonist an award-winning song writer a performer a recording artist an accomplished playwright all of the above Not to worry if the correct […]

Welcome to the American Writers Museum Blog!

We are in the midst of exciting times at the American Writers Museum.  Since our founding in 2010, we have attracted support from foundations, corporations, government and individuals – all in support of the establishment of the FIRST and ONLY museum in America that will celebrate writers. As of Friday, August 21, 50 different author […]