Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A MUSEUM OF ONE'S OWN!!!!!


 A MUSEUM OF ONE’S OWN!!!

 

Have you heard? The American Writers Museum is scheduled to launch on March 17, 2017, at 810 North Michigan Avenue, in the heart of downtown Chicago.

 
A writers’ museum!  How great is that?

 
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Stead Family Foundation, the 12,000 square feet space, which has been leased for ten years, will feature American authors from the past as well as contemporary writers.

 
Designer and founder, Andrew Anway, of Amaze Design, states the museum will offer “a clear and accessible offering to visitors, giving them multiple ways to explore American authors and their works . . . the museum’s goal is not to be a library, reading room or book store.”  Okay, then what will it be?

 
It will be high-tech, digitally focused, with massive touch screen monitors.  In the Writers Hall Room, for example, visitors will be able to select different regions and cities throughout the country to learn life stories of their favorite great writers.

 
Also, info will constantly be updated to give new writers a chance to shine.  In addition to displays dedicated to classic authors, there will be sections showcasing children’s literature, westerns, mysteries (mysteries!) and other literary genre.

 
I hadn’t heard of this endeavor until recently, and I’m thrilled with this news.  So if you’ve known of it, please forgive me for not curbing my enthusiasm.

 
For more detail than I can give here, do click on this link: http://americanwritersmuseum.org/

 
See you in Chicago!

 

Jean Harrington is the author of the Florida Book Award winning Murders by Design Series.  Her books are available at Amazon for download.

 

2 comments:

Anne Marie Becker said...

Wow, this place sounds awesome! Thanks for the info, Jean. I may have to try to swing by Chicago during next summer's road trip. ;)

jean harrington said...

I hope this museum opens according to plan--am really looking forward to seeing it. What an innovation for the writing community.