The American Writers Museum constantly seeks to expand out educational offerings. Visit this page for the latest events, themed field trip information, and the latest curriculum updates.

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Latest from the AWM Education Team

  • 3RD ANNUAL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The John Estey Student Writing Competition is back for its third year!

Featuring cash prizes of up to $2,000 for elementary, middle, and high school students, the student writing competition highlights the future of great American writing. Teachers must submit on students’ behalf, so fill out the intent-to-submit form today!

  • NEW ONLINE RESOURCES

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, Exploring the Writing Process with Primary Source Materials complements classroom writing instruction with activities using primary source materials from the Library of Congress’s digital collections that inspire, motivate, and empower students to write.

In partnership with the Great Books Foundation, we have created a range of activities for grades 6 and up that bring their Shared Inquiry™ method of learning together with the American Voices and My America exhibits.

Monthly Themed Guided explorations

Make every trip to the museum a new experience for your class by signing up for a themed field trip!

Our guided explorations will highlight a distinct theme, allowing students to more closely study and engage with significant issues found in American literature. New themes each month will allow students to see the museum with fresh eyes on every visit.

Only available on select dates, please sign up on the calendar below.

Upcoming Themes

Themed Field Trips will return in the Fall.

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Special Events

Give your students the experience of a lifetime and get them excited about writing! Special events virtually or in-person allow students to interact directly with their favorite writers. 

Check the calendar above for upcoming opportunities. Space in each event is limited, so sign up early!