American Writers Museum

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A museum that inspires students to write! American Writers Museum is a unique museum, being the first and only national museum honoring American writers and their work, with interactive exhibits and programs that celebrate the past, promote the present and inspire the future of writing in the United States. American Writers Museum offers a wide variety of educational opportunities, both in-person and online. When students are at the museum or on a virtual field trip, they start to better understand why writing matters, and how they can make a difference through their own writing.  Virtual Field Trips feature three live and interactive activities: Guided Exploration of the American Writers Museum or two online exhibits, Mind of a Writer live activities including gameplay and pop quizzes, and Ask A Writer discussions with contemporary writers. The online educational program also offers downloadable curriculum for students to use at their pace, videos of renowned authors and more.


Programs by American Writers Museum

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Ask a Writer

The Ask A Writer program offers students the chance to interact live with a writer in their own classroom.


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Asynchronous Offerings

Explore the American Writers Museum from home or classroom with virtual exhibits, videos of renowned authors, and more! Access digital resources and activities to encourage students to find their voice and shape their identity through writing. 


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Mind of A Writer Live

Get your students excited about reading and writing with an American Writers Museum virtual field trip! The Mind of a Writer Live experience for students in grades 3-12 combines high quality literacy education with fun, interactive games and...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization



Sonal Shukla
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago IL 60601
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of American Writers Museum cover:

Language Arts/English
Social Studies/History

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

This virtual field trip far exceeded my expectations! The kids were engaged, learning, and having fun! They couldn't stop talking about it. This was absolutely a top notch experience!
- Elaine Temel, 5th Grade Teacher, West Vine Street School, CT

The virtual field trip on Mind of a Writer was so cool!  My creative writers loved it! - Jennifer Jepsen, English teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School

The students were interested and engaged the entire time. They said it was fun and something new. - Denise McBroom, Oscar DePreist School. IL:

Awesome opportunity! And kudos to @AWMuseum for using Jamboard to communicate and engage our Creative Writers! - Jennifer Wargin