American Writers Museum hosts reopening preview event

The American Writers Museum (AWM) will reopen its doors on Friday, May 14, just in time for it’s fourth anniversary. The public is invited to attend a special Reopening Preview Event live on YouTube on Wednesday, April 14 at 4pm Central to learn more about the AWM”s reopening plans, get a first look at the new virtual exhibit Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable, also launching that day, and at the NEA Big Read – Chicago programs that coincide with the exhibit. Attendees who tune in live can ask questions and win trivia prizes. 

Register for the free event here.

The Reopening Preview Event will be hosted by AWM President Carey Cranston and AWM staff Christopher Burrow, Director of Operations and Allison Sansone, Program Director. 

Ray Bradbruy: Inextinguishable explores the life and legacy of one of America’s most beloved and influential writers. His impact on science fiction is undeniable, and he also affected the likes of Disney, NASA, and even the Russian space program.

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The full recording of the event will be available on AWM’s YouTube channel for those who miss the live program. To promote social distancing, all AWM programs will continue to be held live online. For more information and to register for a free virtual program, visit

The American Writers Museum is the first museum of its kind in the United States. 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, and our daily lives.

The museum is located at 180 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601, and offers something for every age group including permanent exhibits and special galleries highlighting America’s favorite works and the authors behind them.

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