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 […]

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 […]

We love books! National Book Lovers Day, August 9, AWM Staff Favorites

National Book Lovers Day Staff Picks

National Book Lovers Day Staff Picks In honor of National Book Lovers Day, celebrated annually on August 9, we present the books we absolutely love here at the American Writers Museum. This was no easy task, trust us. When you’re in this line of work, you have MANY books that you love and to narrow […]

In Their Own Words: Deborah Blum

In Their Own Words: Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who currently serves as director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and publisher of the award-winning Undark magazine. Her most recent book, The Poison Squad, tells the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States in the early 1900s, led by the single-minded […]