Zoom Backgrounds to Download

Even though you can’t visit the American Writers Museum in person and share your love of writing with us face-to-face, we can still do it virtually! Which is why we made these Zoom backgrounds available. Just download the image and switch out your Zoom background and you’ll be the most bookish person in the video chat!

To download, right click on an image and click “Save Image As.” The image file should then show up wherever Downloads are stored on your computer!

AWM Chicago Gallery zoom background
Show how much you love your sweet home Chicago with this Chicago style background from our Wintrust Chicago Gallery.
AWM Children's Gallery zoom background
Add some bright colors and a dash of youthful nostalgia with this background from the Negaunee Foundation Children’s Literature Gallery.
AWM typewriter zoom background
Go old school with your background and use this vintage typewriter from our Story of the Day desk.
AWM Tools of the Trade zoom background
Bring the likes of Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London and more into the video chat with our Tools of the Trade exhibit background.
AWM Word Waterfall zoom background
You’re sure to impress your friends, family and coworkers with this eye-catching, yet contemplative background from our Word Waterfall.
AWM OnWord 2020 zoom background
Want to be the life of the virtual party? Look no further than this background inspired by our annual benefit OnWord, which we’ve rescheduled to the fall.
AWM My America zoom background
Use this background from our special exhibit My America to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees. Explore the virtual My America exhibit here.
A Nation of Writers hall at the American Writers Museum. Downloadable as a Zoom meeting background.
Missing the colorful Nation of Writers hallway? Download this background to feel like you’re sitting at the front of the hall.
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