American Writers Museum

180 N. Michigan Ave.,2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60601 - United States





In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum (AWM) is the first museum honoring American writers and their work, with interactive exhibits and programs that celebrate the past, promote the present and inspire the future of writing in the United States.

The museum is a modern, interactive place with sights, sounds, scents, touchscreens, and original installations. Multiple galleries with hands-on exhibits engage visitors of all ages.

The AWM received a TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence for earning great traveler reviews over the past year.


My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Through May 2021
My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today celebrates and explores the contributions of contemporary immigrant and refugee writers and the impact they have made in the United States. The more than 30 writers featured in My America come from around the globe and examine their relationship to the word "American," the way their heritage shapes their work, and what writing means to them. With their unique perspectives, these writers explore what it truly means to cross borders.

Tools of the Trade
Through June 30, 2020
An exhibit of typewriters and other devices used by renowned American writers includes more than a dozen typewriters on loan from the collection of Steve Soboroff, inkwells, braille writers, and more.

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