American Writers Festival
The inaugural American Writers Festival on May 15, 2022 in Chicago coincides with the American Writers Museum’s fifth anniversary. The free public event will be held at Four Stages inside the Chicago Cultural Center and One Stage at the American Writers Museum, and feature more than 75 beloved contemporary authors, artists and playwrights. Participating writers will address their perspectives on many of today’s most timely and controversial topics including immigration, book censorship, racism and equality through themes within their literature. See the full schedule here.
As a special bonus, the AWM will waive museum admission fees on Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16 – AWM’s fifth anniversary – to encourage more people to experience the literary works of the greatest American writers.
In light of current health issues around the world, festival organizers will strive to make this a safe in-person event for all our visitors and participants. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to enter the American Writers Museum and all event spaces at the Chicago Cultural Center. We also have plans in place to move forward no matter what, and to shift the focus from in-person to online if and where necessary in any way.