M: closed
T, W, F, Sa, Su: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8

Adult: $12
Senior/Student: $8
Children (under 12): Free
AWM Named 1 of 10 Best New Museums in the World! 

The American Writers Museum thanks those who feature us in their publications.  This month, we are excited to share this recent coverage. 

  Fodor's Travel  listed the Museum first in their list of the 10 best new museums in the world!

  The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Star,  and others  also included us in their publications!
Vote for the AWM as Your Favorite Illinois Attraction

The American Writers Museum has been nominated in USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest! Vote for the AWM as your favorite attraction in Illinois. 

You can vote once a day, every day, until August 28th.

To vote for the AWM, click here!
American Writers Museum 
August Events 

Thursday, August 3, 10 a.m.
Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
Join us & support Special Olympics Illinois
 at 400 N. Michigan Ave.

Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m.
Children's Author Storytime: Janet Nolan
Preschool-age children w/ caregiver. Free,
museum admission not included.

Monday, August 21
Chicago's Eclipse Fest
Join us at this free event to 
watch the solar eclipse! 
Thursday, August 3, 6 p.m.
Reading/Signing: Lance Grande
Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums
$5 suggested donation. 

Saturday, August 19, 6 p.m.
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
Induction of Roger Ebert

Thursday, August 24, 5 p.m.
Reading/Signing: Mary Wisniewski
Nelson Algren: A Life
Free with museum admission or $5 donation.

See more upcoming events
Join the AWM Family

Join the AWM today as a Member or a donor!

Members enjoy free admission to the museum, 15% off at the museum shop, invitations to members-only events, and more! Find the membership level that suits you best, and 
become a  member today.

You can also join the AWM as a Donor Society for special benefits such as: family membership, free admission, recognition in the Annual Report, special event invitations, and more! 
Join a Giving Society today.

The American Writers Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID Number 27-1822749). All donations made to the Museum are fully tax deductible.

Upcoming Events with American Writers Museum Affiliates
Plan your next literary adventure, just in time to go back to school! Be sure to check out events at our Affiliated author homes and museums across the country. 
AWM has 72  Affiliates throughout the United States. Click here to see hours of operation and exciting events they have coming up in August.
AWM Welcomes 2 New Affiliates!

Pat Conroy Literary Center - Beaufort, SC
The Conroy Center honors the life and work of Pat Conroy, international best-selling novelist and memoirist. The museum contains Conroy's personal collection, family collections and original and facsimile artifacts from the Pat Conroy Archive at the University of South Carolina Libraries.  The Center continues Conroy's passion for storytelling and hosts educational programs including a monthly visiting writers series, writers workshops, professional development for educators and undertakes documentary projects.  An annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival is held in October. Learn more.

Margaret Walker Center - Jackson, MS
Margaret Walker, an African American poet and novelist, was a central figure in American and African American literature during the 20th century.  After earning her BA at Northwestern, she was a member of the Southside Writers' Group. She received her MA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and her thesis became the book of poetry, For My People, which won the 1942 Yale Younger Poet's Prize.  In 1966 her neo-slave novel Jubilee was published.  She taught at Jackson State University (JSU) from 1949-1979 and founded the Institute for the Study of the History, Life and Culture of Black People, which was renamed in her honor as the Margaret Walker Center which occupies Ayer Hall, the oldest building at JSU. Learn more.

Half-Price Theatre Tickets With Hot Tix

Experience the work of American writers on Chicago stages this month! Visit HotTix.org for half-price tickets to over 200 Chicago area theatres, including these plays by American writers:
  • Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County at Marriott Theatre (Lincolnshire)
  • Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's Peter and the Starcatcher at Metropolis Performing Arts Center (Arlington Heights)
  • Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre (Lincoln Park)
  • Herman Melville's Moby Dick at Lookinglass Theatre (Downtown)
Buy half-price tickets online or at one of the two Hot Tix outlets in the Loop, located right around the corner from the American Writers Museum. Hot Tix purchases benefit the League of Chicago Theatres which provides services and support to over 240 Chicagoland theatres. 

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The mission of the American Writers Museum is to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.

American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Avenue,
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Hours of Operation

M : Closed
T, W, F, Sa, Su: 10 - 5
Th: 10 - 8

American Writers Museum
Executive Offices
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 505
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 374-8790

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