Category Archives: Personal Narrative

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 […]

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! There’s no better way to say this truth: There is more good than bad in the […]

William Faulkner taking a break

Losing Battles

In the short history of the United States, there’s arguably no conflict that has impacted the county’s culture, image, and politics more than the Civil War that ended in 1865. Unsurprisingly, the conflict has  been portrayed many times in books, film, and television in a variety of ways. No single work or author seems to […]

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! How would you continue this story? Let us know in the comments! Alan has grown quite […]

Two women typing at typewriters at the 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! We just loved this poem! I Speak I Think I See I Breath Therefore I am. […]

The Seven Rules of Writing

My entire life revolves around the written word. It has been that way since childhood. My writing tools have evolved since then: crayon to pencil, typewriter to computer – but the inexplicable need I have to write has not wavered. How did this love affair take flight? I attribute much of it to reading.         […]

Little Free Libraries

We have all heard the expression, “Nothing in life is free,” and “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” This is simply not the case with Little Free Libraries. Have you seen one in your neighborhood yet? Little Free Libraries have been a growing phenomenon since the first one was established […]

“I read it in a book”: Building a Literary-Inspired Bucket List

Perhaps you have an ongoing bucket list or life list of all the things you want to do before you die or before you reach a major milestone. It may include adventures such as skydiving, hiking the Appalachian Trail, seeing a Broadway show, or taking a cooking class. And perhaps your list already includes literary-themed […]

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! Some words of wisdom: The liberal arts; they don’t teach you how to think or what […]