The American Writers Museum is a national museum celebrating writers located in Chicago

The American Writers Museum is committed to providing engaging online content during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While our physical location is open once again with extra safety precautions and limited capacity, we will continue to produce and enhance our virtual offerings, including author talks, live tours, online exhibits, reading recommendations and more.

Here are some of the fun things happening on the Internet!


  • View Upcoming Programs: We are working to reschedule many of our in-person author programs as live webinars, as well as setting up brand new virtual programs. These webinars are FREE and open to the public. Visit our calendar of events to learn more.
  • Reading Recommendations: Check out our many lists of books and authors to bolster your to-read list. We like to feature many different kinds of writers and books so there are plenty of different options to choose from.
  • Write! What better time than now to put a dent in that novel you’ve been working on that’s just begging to be finished. Here’s some writing motivation and inspiration for you.
  • Follow us on social media because we will continue to post new blogs, videos and other content from our exhibits and programs. We’ll bring the American Writers Museum to you!


As a young and growing institution, we rely on your support and involvement. If you have considered making a special gift to the AWM, it would make a huge difference during this unprecedented time. Make a contribution today.

Learn more about Covid-19

We hope you take the time to educate yourself about COVID-19 and follow all hygienic practices and recommendations from these organizations.