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Layla Saad at the American Writers Museum on February 5, 2020

My America: Layla Saad

In conjunction with our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, we present a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American. Join us in welcoming speaker, writer, podcaster and racial justice […]

Pablo Cartaya at the American Writers Museum on February 4, 2019

My America: Pablo Cartaya

In conjunction with AWM’s special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, we present a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American. Join us in welcoming bestselling author and actor PABLO CARTAYA, who’ll […]

Julissa Arce book reading and signing at the American Writers Museum on January 23

My America: Julissa Arce

In conjunction with AWM’s special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, we present a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American. Join us in welcoming CNBC and Crooked Media contributor JULISSA ARCE, […]

Isabel Ibanez at the American Writers Museum on January 21

My America: Isabel Ibañez

In conjunction with AWM’s special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, we present a series of conversations with leading contemporary writers about their latest work and their thoughts on themes of identity, home, belonging and the meaning of what it is to be American. Join us in welcoming the daughter of Bolivian immigrants, ISABEL IBAÑEZ, […]

American Writers Museum Q&A with Tim O'Brien

In Their Own Words: Tim O’Brien

In his classic book The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes, “Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing […]

In Their Own Words: Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is a journalist, editor, podcast host, and author of both fiction and nonfiction…so it is safe to say managing time is crucial to them. Time plays a major role in their new novel, The Future of Another Timeline, specifically time travel and history revision. In the novel, two lives from different eras cross. […]

In Their Own Words: Deborah Blum

In Their Own Words: Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who currently serves as director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and publisher of the award-winning Undark magazine. Her most recent book, The Poison Squad, tells the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States in the early 1900s, led by the single-minded […]

In Their Own Words: R.O. Kwon

R.O. Kwon’s debut novel The Incendiaries was named one of the best books of the year by more than 40 publications including NPR, The Atlantic, LitHub, PBS Books, and more. The Incendiaries is a powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is […]

Q&A with Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Party

In Their Own Words: Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is the bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal and her newest novel The Wedding Party is available now. She will be right here in Chicago at the American Writers Museum July 24 to chat about the new book, which Bustle called “the perfect summer book.” Real Simple also says, “If you want a juicy, modern […]

Never A Lovely So Real by Colin Asher

In Their Own Words: Colin Asher

“Yet once you’ve come to be part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” —Nelson Algren, “Chicago: City on the Make” The above quote from Nelson Algren’s classic “Chicago: City on the Make” is […]