The American Writers Museum Podcast
Coming June 1, 2020
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the American Writers Museum Podcast, featuring conversations with contemporary leading writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, television and more. Each episode will feature one of our past live programs and cover a range of topics including process, writing influences, and the life of a writer.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month and to honor that our first episodes will feature writers who are either U.S. immigrants themselves or cover the themes of immigrant and refugee writing.
June 1: Sandra Cisneros & Fernando Flores
June 8: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kao Kalia Yang & Vu Tran
June 15: Laila Lalami
June 22: Ngozi Ukazu
June 29: David Treuer
More episodes to be announced soon.
More online content!
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Virtual Museum Tours
American Writers Museum Live Tour - Thurs 4/23, 12pm CTSince you can't visit us in person, we're bringing the American Writers Museum to you! Join AWM President Carey Cranston on a virtual tour of our exhibits. Explore our space and dive deep into our content like never before with Carey's expertise and insider knowledge. You'll be able to ask questions live, which Carey will respond to. Stay connected with us from the safety of your home!
This tour was filmed lived by Perfect Cut Productions. Visit their website to see how they can help you tell your story: http://www.perfectcutproductions.com/
Let's Talk Typewriters!Join the AWM's resident typewriter expert Christopher on a virtual tour of our special exhibit Tools of the Trade. Go behind the glass with Christopher and learn more about the tools used to craft some of your favorite American literature, from Frederick Douglass's inkwell to Maya Angelou's typer to Helen Keller's braille writer and more.
Then Christopher will take out some of his own favorite typewriters, talk about them, show you how they work, and field some questions. If you've never seen a typewriter in action before or want to take a trip down memory lane, then this is the tour for you. Kids love typewriters too! Watch the magic in your family's eyes as they hear the click-clack of the machine while you tell them how it used to be back in the day.
Get your paper loaded, we'll see you here on YouTube Live on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm Central.
A conversation with Jennifer Finney Boylan and Kathy GriffinThe American Writers Museum presents a virtual author talk with Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of "Good Boy: My Life In Seven Dogs." Boylan is joined by her friend and LGBTQ+ rights activist Kathy Griffin. This conversation originally took place May 13, 2020 and was recorded live via Zoom.
Order your copy of "Good Boy" and support independent bookstores here: https://bookshop.org/lists/past-and-upcoming-programs
To see the American Writers Museum's full list of upcoming programs and events click here: https://americanwritersmuseum.org/calendar/
A conversation with Ngozi Ukazu, author of "Check, Please!"American Writers Museum presents a discussion with graphic novelist Ngozi Ukazu about her book series "Check, Please!" This conversation originally took place April 14, 2020 and was recorded live.
Order your copy of "Check, Please!" and support independent bookstores here: https://bookshop.org/lists/past-and-u...
To see the American Writers Museum's full list of upcoming programs and events click here: https://americanwritersmuseum.org/cal...
A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros and Fernando FloresThe American Writers Museum presents a conversation between writers Sandra Cisneros and Fernando Flores. Originally recorded May 16, 2019 at the American Writers Museum.
Little Squirrels Storytimes
Little Squirrels Storytime: Bill Kurtis reads "Baby Duck"Bill Kurtis reads "Baby Duck" for the American Writers Museum's virtual Little Squirrels Stortytime.
Little Squirrels Storytime: Bill Kurtis reads "Marco Comes Late"Bill Kurtis reads "Marco Comes Late" by Dr. Seuss for the American Writers Museum's virtual Little Squirrels Stortytime.
Little Squirrels Storytime: Kathleen NiemannActor and model Kathleen Niemann reads "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.