Writers Museum to Open in Chicago
The American Writers Museum will stage its grand opening on May 16 at 180 N. Michigan Ave. in the heart of downtown Chicago. The first and only museum of its kind in the nation will celebrate American writers and explore their influence on the nation’s history, culture, ideals and daily lives.
Showcasing the personal stories and literary works of diverse American writers, from Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss, the interactive, high-tech museum is expected to draw up to 120,000 visitors annually.
Visitors will come face-to-face with great writers using their zip codes in Writers Hall; accompany roving writers such as Kerouac and Steinbeck on their literary travels; and “visit” writers’ homes and fictional sites, such as “Tara,” “Cannery Row,” and “The House of the Seven Gables” in Nation of Writers. Exhibits such as The Mind of a Writer, A Writer’s Room, and Word Play will demystify famed writers’ lives and methodologies and invite visitor creativity with games and other immersive offerings. Readers Hall will host films, talks, readings, and presentations to school and other groups.
For more information, visit www.americanwritersmuseum.org.