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American Authors of Short Stories – Part Two

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was born Callie Russel Porter to Harrison Boone Porter and Mary Alice (Jones) Porter.  Her father had a cousin who was an American writer: O. Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter.   Perhaps those literary genes ran in the family.  When Callie was two years old, her mother died and […]

Things to Do in Chicago in Winter

AWM Offers Things to Do in Chicago in Winter (plus Twelve Odd Tales for Christmas) We know… it’s hard to find things to do in Chicago in winter (especially over winter break). You may not realize it, but the American Writers Museum is a great destination to get you out of the house AND out […]

American Authors of Short Stories – Part One

Stories are a part of life.  They’re everywhere.  We relate them over the phone to friends who live miles away.  We share some tales of our youth to our children during those rare moments when we have their undivided attention.  We hear their own stories when we ask how their days went at school.  We […]