Upcoming Events in Downtown Chicago

The American Writers Museum offers unique events throughout the year for children, families and adults looking for things to do in downtown Chicago. New events are added regularly, so come back often to check for updates, or click here to sign up for program updates.

RSVP if you are interested in a program, as space is often limited. AWM Members receive advanced information on public events, invitations to members-only events, and more. Discounted group rates are available for programs, inquire today.

September 2019
Father and young daughter read in the Children's Gallery

Little Squirrels Storytime

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. ...
21 Sep
10:30 am
American Writers Museum Children's Literature Gallery
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Keah Brown at the American Writers Museum on September 25

Keah Brown: The Pretty One

A celebration of the debut essay collection by Keah Brown, the creator of #DisabledAndCute, whose book explores what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. ...
25 Sep
6:30 pm
American Writers Museum Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Father and young daughter read in the Children's Gallery

Little Squirrels Storytime

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. ...
28 Sep
10:30 am
American Writers Museum Children's Literature Gallery
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
October 2019
Father and young daughter read in the Children's Gallery

Little Squirrels Storytime

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. ...
05 Oct
10:30 am
American Writers Museum Children's Literature Gallery
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Aart Shahani presents her new book Here We Are at the American Writers Museum in Chicago on October 9 as part of the programming around special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

Aarti Shahani: Here We Are

NPR Correspondent Aarti Shahani presents her new book Here We Are: American ...
09 Oct
6:30 pm
American Writers Museum Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
David Shields screens and discusses his documentary Marshawn Lynch: A History at the American Writers Museum on October 11

David Shields: Marshawn Lynch, A History

Award-winning author and essayist David Shields screens and discusses his latest project, MARSHAWN LYNCH: A ...
11 Oct
6:30 pm
American Writers Museum Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Father and young daughter read in the Children's Gallery

Little Squirrels Storytime

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. ...
12 Oct
10:30 am
American Writers Museum Children's Literature Gallery
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Presidential speechwriters discuss writing to win elections

Writing to Power: Presidential Speechwriters on Winning Elections

A good speech—or a bad one—can quickly change the course of an election. And when it comes to the race for the White House, speeches hold even more weight as public perception can turn on a dime. In this special program, we welcome three veteran speechwriters—Carolyn Curiel, David Kusnet, and John McConnell—who have all worked on various presidential campaigns. ...
15 Oct
6:30 pm
American Writers Museum Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
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