Get (Green) Lit: Mini Golf, Big Vibes

Get (Green) Lit: Mini Golf, Big Vibes

The American Writers Museum becomes a mini-golf course for the night! Play specially designed holes in our galleries, enjoy green-themed drinks, and learn about sportswriting with quotes and clips from famous literature. Plus, joining us this evening is special guest Tom Coyne, golf writer and author of the New York Times bestselling book A Course Called America, which be available for sale and signing the night of the event.

You’ll also have access to all of our permanent and temporary exhibits, including our newest special exhibit Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice. The AWM’s gift shop will also be open to browse. GET TICKETS HERE.

Photo of visitor playing mini golf in the American Writers Museum

Get Lit is your new way to enjoy evenings in the Loop: Meet your friends and fellow book nerds for an early-evening treat. On the second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, the AWM serves up drinks, music, special tours and fun activities to get you lit!

Get Lit events are $15 for AWM members and $25 for non-members. AWM members, use the access code that has been emailed to you to reveal the member ticket price. Tickets include admission to the museum and drink tickets for two complimentary beverages. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. Guests must be 21+ to attend Get Lit. Funds raised at this event will go towards the AWM’s Write In Youth Education Program that serves middle and high school students from under-resourced schools.


A Course Called America by Tom Coyne book cover

More about Tom Coyne and A Course Called America:

After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, Tom Coyne, the New York Times bestselling author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States… Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insights into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers and celebrity guests alike, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul.

TOM COYNE is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author who has been publishing golf stories since 2001. His first book was the novel A Gentleman’s Game, which was named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News. He wrote the film adaptation of the novel, which starred Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, and Mason Gamble. Other books since then include Paper Tiger: An Obsessed Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros; A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee; A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game; and A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways and the Search for the Great American Golf Course.

Tom is Senior Editor and podcast host at The Golfer’s Journal, and has written for Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. His Golfer’s Journal story, “The Lucky Ones” was named the best feature story of 2020 by the Golf Writers Association of America. He is also a host and writer for the travel television series, The Links Life. Tom earned an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

Thank you to the sponsors of Get Lit: Mini Golf, Big Vibes!

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Apr 11 2023


Central Time
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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American Writers Museum
Chicago, Illinois

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