Tag Archives: Poetry

The American Writers Museum's ongoing blog series Story of the week featured a poem about the beluga whales at the Shedd Aquarium on November 15, 2019

AWM Story of the Week

This week we’re featuring a fun poem written by one of our friends from the Shedd Aquarium about their amazing beluga whales. It’s great to know how much the people there bond with and care about the animals. Thanks for writing!

Smith Premier No. 4

Typewriter Tuesday: Honoring Veterans

For today’s Typewriter Tuesday we are honoring Veterans Day and taking a look at this Smith Premier No. 4 that belonged to William French Hoxey, a veteran of World War I, donated to us by his daughter Margie. This quite remarkable machine dates between 1896 and 1904, more exact dating of the machine proved difficult […]

A piece of amateur poetry written at the Story of the Day exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week we are featuring some amateur […]

Visitors use typewriters at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week, we’ve been thinking about the changing […]

A visitor typing on a large blue IBM typewriter at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL

AWM Story of the Week

“These words aren’t facts, but they are my truths. Truths I had to run after, cry over, laugh at, and love. Words can, and will, change the world.”
Read more poetry and stories in this week’s Story of the Week!

A Royal typewriter on the Story of the Day table

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thanks Lula! We’d love to see more of your poetry! You will see her as all […]

"To Those Who Feel Done" by Sam Hendrian

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thank you Sam, this poem is just what we needed this week. “To Those Who Feel […]

small child typing on a green typewriter at the Story of the Day exhibit

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! We feel ya Linda, those days were something else. Using the typewriters now feels pretty nostalgic, […]

#BobDylanElectric What are your favorite Dylan lyrics? Use the hashtag to interact with the special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.

In Their Own Words: Eric Hoffman

This Thursday, March 7, editor and writer Eric Hoffman joins us at the American Writers Museum to discuss the essay collection Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century, which he co-edited with Nina Goss. These essays illuminate Dylan in a new light from a variety of cultural and critical contexts. Hoffman shared […]