Tag Archives: American Writers Museum

Write In: Inspiration at the AWM by Georgia B. and Alexis R.

Georgia, Alexis, and their classmates visited the AWM in November and participated in the Write In program for middle and high school students. Write In combines the unique experience of a museum visit with specially-designed curricula that aims to increase students’ knowledge about American writers as well as boost their confidence as writers. Since the museum opened […]

Write In: Learning from Mistakes by Yesenia Sanchez

Yesenia and her classmates visited the AWM in November and participated in the Write In program for middle and high school students. Write In combines the unique experience of a museum visit with specially-designed curricula that aims to increase students’ knowledge about American writers as well as boost their confidence as writers. Since the museum […]

The Iconic Typewriter

If you have ever watched Madam Secretary on CBS and stayed tuned through the closing credits to the very end, you may have noticed the logo for the show’s production company. It appears for about a second and shows the name of the company, Barbara Hall Productions, in typescript within a pen and ink drawing […]

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the American Writers Museum Today

The American Writers Museum was recently voted the top attraction in the state of Illinois by a USA Today 10Best online poll, as well as one of Fodor’s 10 Best New Museums. In honor of that achievement, in no particular order here are the top ten reasons (plus one bonus reason) to visit the American […]

Giving Back to Our Favorite Writers

American literature and I have had a rocky relationship, and I hope you’ll bear with me as I tell you about it. I’ll admit, I am more likely to turn to British or Russian fiction when I have the time to read for pleasure. The first Steinbeck I ever read, Of Mice and Men, I […]

#GivingTuesday

I met a wonderful young boy recently.  He was making paper airplanes – complete with hand drawn insignia and colorful decorations on the wings. He was having a great time sending his finished creations soaring into the air.  When I asked him what else he likes to do besides make paper airplanes, he said, “I […]

American Writers Museum Announces Prime Michigan Avenue Space in Downtown Chicago for Early 2017 Opening

Central location grants visitors and locals easy access to first museum in United States dedicated to American writers, past and present (CHICAGO – October 27, 2015) – The American Writers Museum (AWM) has leased a prime space at 180 North Michigan Avenue, one of Chicago’s busiest blocks, for its early 2017 opening. The location’s proximity […]

Welcome to the American Writers Museum Blog!

We are in the midst of exciting times at the American Writers Museum.  Since our founding in 2010, we have attracted support from foundations, corporations, government and individuals – all in support of the establishment of the FIRST and ONLY museum in America that will celebrate writers. As of Friday, August 21, 50 different author […]