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

Adult: $12
Senior/Student: $8
Children (under 12): Free
Thank You!  

We would like to thank everyone who attended our pre-opening events, official ribbon cutting, and opening day! We would like to extend a special thank you to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Burke, Exelon, WFMT, WTTW Kids, David McCullough, Stuart Dybek, Ana Castillo, Rosellen Brown, 826Chi, and the 
Chicago Council for the AWM. 

We would also like to send out a special thank you to Dr. Malcolm O'Hagan, our Founder. Without his inspiration and audacity, the American Writers Museum would be nothing more than a dream in the hearts of literature lovers.
Writers Museum June Events

Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m.
Build Your Own Scroll: Children's Edition
Children 6+ w/ caregiver. Free with museum admission (children under 12 free).

Thursday, June 8, 5 p.m.
Printer's Row Preview: Karen Halvorsen Schreck
$5 suggested donation. Learn more.

Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.
Children's Author Storytime: Sallie Wolf
Preschool-age children w/ caregiver. Free (museum admission not included). Learn more.

Thursday, June 20 & 27, 7 p.m.
Workshop: Shaping Family History into Compelling Stories
$150 per participant. Reserve both dates here.
Tuesday, June 6, 5 p.m.
Reading/Signing: A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks
$5 suggested donation. Learn more .

Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11
AWM at Printer's Row Lit Fest
Dearborn St. from Congress to Polk
Free and open to the public. Learn more .

Thursday, June 15, 5 p.m.
Build Your Own Scroll: Adult Edition
$5 suggested donation. Learn more.

Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m.
Poetry Among the Palms: Readings
Garfield Park Conservatory, Palm House
$5 suggested donationLearn more .

See more upcoming events
Review the American Writers Museum

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We'd love to hear your thoughts!

American Writers Museum in the News

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

The New York Times  visited and reviewed the museum in May!

Get 50% off tickets to Ah, Wilderness!

Receive 50% off tickets to performances 6/17 - 6/25 with code AWM
Not valid on premium or partial view seats, previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 6/25/17. Buy tickets here.

This summer, relive the fireworks of summer love!

On July 4, fireworks aren't the only flames burning for 16-year-old Richard Miller - whose passion for poetry is rivaled only by affection for Muriel, the girl of his dreams. When her father forbids the young couple from dating, Richard embarks on an evening of unexpected rebellion. Eugene O'Neill's "warm-hearted, welcome dose of love and laughter" ( Los Angeles Times) delightfully captures the bliss, adventure, and angst of young romance.
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.

Book a Group Tour

The AWM is now scheduling field trips and group tours. 

Groups of 15 or more, as well as field trip groups, receive discounted admission and optional lesson planning tools.

Book your group today!

Host Your Next Event at the American Writers Museum

The S. Leigh Pierson and Douglas R. Conant Readers Hall is available to rent for groups up to 250 guests. The event space is perfect for fundraisers, networking events, and parties. 

Upcoming Events with American Writers Museum Affiliates

AWM has 65  Affiliates throughout the United States. Here are some of the exciting events they have coming up in June:
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Thanks to all our donors, patrons, affiliates, and friends for your ongoing support!

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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