Transatlantic Writers: Between the Wars

The early Twentieth Century was a critical time for American literature. America was producing its own share of writers inspired by the Modernist experiment across the Atlantic, and those experiments in turn shaped American literature in perpetuity. In this period, many Americans went across the sea to Europe – most famously with the so-called ‘Lost […]

typewritten soldiers created with a capital w and & symbol

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 note was from a party right before the Museum opened to the public. We’re so […]

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’re featuring 2 stories with pictures that were found next to each other on […]

Five Under-read World War I Works

In early 1918, the first U.S. soldiers arrived in France to join the Allied forces in the Great War (as it was then known). Many future American writers would take part in the war efforts in one way or another, and some of the most famous works of American Modernism reflect those experiences and the […]

close-up of typewriter platen

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 work to preserve diversity and individual voices – thanks for doing your part too! A […]

A drawing of a bird-like creature

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! Beauty can be seen even in a difficult life change such as loss of motion, as […]

Tour group at the Featured Works tables

Edgar Allan Poe-Themed Tour!

Since October 16, we’ve been giving two Edgar Allan Poe themed tours a day at the American Writers Museum. They end today, so just in case you missed them, we thought we would share the experience with our fans nationwide! Follow along as we go on a tour of the Museum, focused on the king […]

Typewriters at the American Writers Museum's Story of the Day exhibit

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! Thank YOU! We’re glad you enjoyed the typewriters. Don’t see the story of the day, but […]

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! How would you combine these 14 things in a story? Let us know in the comments […]

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor holding her book Turning Pages

Turning Pages: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was young, she turned to literature to help her deal with the problems she faced. “I learned how to make books my friends,” she told an audience of more than 700 people at an event hosted by the American Writers Museum and the Chicago Public Library. At the event, […]