Below is a list of our upcoming programs. New programs are added regularly, so come back often to check for updates, or click here to sign up for program updates. Please remember to confirm your email address.

RSVP if you are interested in a program, as space is often limited, and some programs will have costs. AWM Members receive advanced information on public events, invitations to members-only events, and more.

Saturdays:

Little Squirrels Storytime

Every Saturday

10:30 a.m.

Every Saturday, AWM welcomes preschool-age children in its Children’s Literature Gallery. Read books, play with other children, and hear a story from the museum’s dedicated volunteers.

Children’s Literature Gallery. Preschool age children w/ caregiver.

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April 24:

Singers & songwriters

Gene Scheer: Moby Dick

Wednesday, April 24

6:30 p.m.

Opera librettist Gene Scheer discusses the process of turning Herman Melville’s Moby Dick into operatic verse with Northwestern University Professor Betsy Erkkila. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Opera Theater.

Readers Hall. General public.

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April 30:

RESCHEDULED

Surprise bookshelf series

Sloane Crosley: Look Alive Out There

Tuesday, April 30

6:30 p.m.

From the New York Times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm.

Readers Hall. General public.

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May 2:

Amor Towles: A Gentleman In Moscow

Thursday, May 2

8:00 p.m.

Presented with the Chicago Humanities Festival, an evening with Amor Towles, whose novel tells the story of a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for 30 years.

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave.

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May 9:

Singers & songwriters

Frank Waln & Tanaya Winder

Thursday, May 9

6:30 p.m.

Performance and conversation with Frank Waln, an award-winning Lakota hip-hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, along with author, poet, and spoken word artist Tanaya Winder.

Readers Hall. General public.

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May 16:

Sandra Cisneros & Fernando Flores

Thursday, May 16

6:30 p.m.

Join us for this enlightening and inspiring conversation between one of America’s most renowned writers, Sandra Cisneros, and one of its new rising stars, Fernando Flores, whose debut novel Tears of the Trufflepig is one of the most anticipated releases this spring.

Readers Hall. General public.

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May 18:

Singers & songwriters

Joan Osborne

Saturday, May 18

6:30 p.m.

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Joan Osborne discusses songwriting and her recent release Songs of Bob Dylan, an album of Dylan covers, with 93XRT radio host Terri Hemmert. Presented in conjunction with our special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric.

Readers Hall. General public.

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May 21:

Chicago coalition for the homeless

Tuesday, May 21

6:00 p.m.

Poets and writers from family homeless shelters throughout Chicago present work developed through the Horizons Creative Writing Program, an outreach initiative of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Readers Hall. General public.

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May 22:

Reading Circle

William Carlos Williams & Sterling A. Brown

Wednesday, May 22

6:30 p.m.

Poet and Northwestern University professor Reginald Gibbons leads discussion on the works of William Carlos Williams and Sterling A. Brown.

Readers Hall. AWM Members.

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June 12:

Reading Circle

Gwendolyn Brooks & James Welch

Wednesday, June 12

6:30 p.m.

Poet and Northwestern University professor Reginald Gibbons leads discussion on the works of Gwendolyn Brooks and James Welch.

Readers Hall. AWM Members.

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June 13:

Surprise bookshelf series

Julien Gorbach: The Notorious Ben Hecht

Thursday, June 13

6:30 p.m.

Author, historian, and professor Julien Gorbach presents his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht, a biography of Hollywood’s most legendary screenwriter.

Readers Hall. General public.

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June 25:

Surprise bookshelf series

Colin Asher: Never a lovely so real

Tuesday, June 25

6:30 p.m.

Colin Asher presents this definitive biography of Nelson Algren that reclaims him as a towering literary figure and finally unravels the enigma of his disappearance from American letters.

Readers Hall. General public.

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July 10:

Reading Circle

Robert Frost & Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, July 10

6:30 p.m.

Poet and Northwestern University professor Reginald Gibbons leads discussion on the works of Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop.

Readers Hall. AWM Members.

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