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May15
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American Writers Festival


The inaugural American Writers Festival on May 15, 2022 in Chicago coincides with the American Writers Museum’s fifth anniversary. The free literary festival will be held at four stages inside the Chicago Cultural Center and one stage at the American Writers Museum, and feature more than 75 beloved contemporary authors, artists and playwrights. Participating writers will address their perspectives on many of today’s most timely and controversial topics including immigration, book censorship, racism and equality through themes within their literature.

Tickets are not required and seating is first come, first served.

As a special bonus, the AWM will waive museum admission fees on Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16 – AWM’s fifth anniversary – to encourage more people to experience the literary works of the greatest American writers.

Featured writers include Joy Harjo, Marie Arana, David W. Blight, Jabari Asim, Rebecca Makkai, Tochi Onyebuchi, John Scalzi, Jacqueline Woodson and many more!


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