The American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL is the first museum in the United States dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from the United States of America. As one of the most unique Chicago museums downtown, their mission is to celebrate the enduring influence of American writers on our history, identity, culture, and daily lives.
American writing is distinctive, diverse, and comes in many forms from across the nations. AWM connects people with their favorite authors and writings from more than five centuries, while inspiring the discovery of new works of every type – poetry, lyrics, speeches, drama, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and more.
The authors and works presented are not meant to be a definitive list of who is the greatest or most influential. Instead, authors and works are understood as part of a continuum that will grow and change.