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 […]

Frank Waln

In Their Own Words: Frank Waln

Thursday, May 9, we welcome Lakota hip-hop artist/producer/audio engineer Frank Waln as part of our Singers & Songwriters series. He’ll be joined by poet/songwriter/spoken word artist Tanaya Winder, who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations where she is an enrolled citizen. The two will perform […]

Truman Capote's typewriter on display at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: Truman Capote

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, […]

A visitor typing on a large blue IBM typewriter 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. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week we wanted to feature Natalie, who wrote this long piece of advice and a […]

John Lennon's typewriter at the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: John Lennon

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, […]

Headphones in Palm: All Awake in the Darkness at the American Writers Museum

Dear Nature, We Love You

Happy Earth Day! Every year, April 22 is a day to appreciate and preserve the beauty of our world, which has not only supported life as we know it, but has also stirred our imaginations and inspired many writers throughout history. As astronomer and author Carl Sagan put it, in his book Pale Blue Dot, […]

Robbie Fulks performs at the American Writers Museum

Singers & Songwriters

Combining musical performance with literary discussion, our Singers & Songwriters series takes visitors to the intersection of music, poetry, prose, lyrics, and beyond. This series started in September 2018 and has been presented in conjunction with our special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric, which examines the literary aspects of Dylan’s songwriting and his enduring legacy on […]

A Smith-Corona typewriter 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. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This poem uses a unique perspective that we loved. Thanks Jeremy! coins in watersgently, throw me […]

typewriters on display on 2 tables with a divider in the middle

Typewriter Tuesday: Pop-Up Exhibit at OnWord 2019

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a new 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 […]

Handwritten note: Keep this up here plz thanks -Cole P.S. Keep it up for 20 yrs plz thank you

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 several visitors’ hopes or messages to their future selves. Cole, we couldn’t […]