Welcome to the American Writers Museum virtual hub. From blogs to podcasts to virtual exhibits and more, celebrate American writing on the device of your choice. Scroll down to see all of our online offerings, or click one of the buttons above. And be sure to check out our online calendar for a list of upcoming virtual programs with leading writers and to download our fun backgrounds so you can Zoom from the Museum.
Explore some of our past and present exhibits in these new and engaging virtual formats. Packed to the brim with information, video content, activities and more, get the informative and interactive American Writers Museum experience online.
Plus, in response to at-home schooling, virtual exhibits include education resources for teachers, students, and parents to download. Virtual field trips, talks with authors and other online curriculum are also available. If you have any questions about our virtual education programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have American Writers Museum content available to at Google Arts & Culture so you can dive deeper into some of our exhibits! Take a guided audio tour of our popular Tools of the Trade exhibit, which features typewriters, inkwells, pens and more used by iconic American writers. Or take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood and learn more about the bookish squirrels in the bright and colorful mural in our Children’s Literature Gallery. Each squirrel has a unique quirk that corresponds to the book they are reading. Can you find them all? Only one way to find out!
Our brand new podcast features conversations with contemporary leading writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, television and more. Including the likes of Sandra Cisneros, Natasha Trethewey, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Eve L. Ewing and more, each episode features one of our past live programs and covers a range of topics including process, writing influences, and the life of a writer. Whether you are an aspiring writer yourself looking for inspiration or an avid reader wondering how your favorite stories came to be, this is the podcast for you.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on our latest video content. Learn more about our exhibits on one of our virtual tours or tune into the AWM Author Talks series to see your favorite writers talk about their craft. Looking for ways to entertain your kids? Then check out one of our online storytimes! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the AWM experience from the comfort of your home on the device of your choice. Scroll through some of our featured playlists below.
Ray Bradbury Birthday Month
NEA Big Read-Chicago Program Series
Author Talks Playlist
Engaging conversations with contemporary writers.
Little Squirrels Storytimes
Children and kids-at-heart alike will enjoy these fun stories!
Since you’re here, chances are you like to read…just like us! The AWM Blog is a great place for avid readers and aspiring writers alike. Add to your ever-expanding to-read list with our reading recommendations. Or find the inspiration you need to finish your own writing project by reading Q&As with contemporary writers who offer valuable writing advice and tips. Are you a typewriter enthusiast? Then our popular series Typewriter Tuesday is right up your alley.
View our most recent blogs below, and explore the rest of the site to read more.