The American Writers Museum Presents: OnWord 2021 Annual Benefit
The American Writers Museum celebrates the breadth of American writing through interactive exhibits, programming, and educational activities that honor the past, promote the present, and inspire the future. Proceeds from OnWord2021 help support the American Writers Museum’s operations, including its youth education program that inspires the next generation of writers through specially-designed on-site and online field trips, games, writing exercises, and live programs with authors.
The program serves students in Chicago and nationwide – primarily from low-income communities – giving them the opportunity to learn about American writers and the writing process in exciting new ways.
Host and Master of Ceremonies
John W. Estey and Jane Irwin
Cultural and Civic Leader Honoree
AWM Founder Malcolm O’Hagan
Presenter of the Inspiration Award
Special appearances by writers Scott Turow, Alice McDermott, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Tayari Jones, Peter Sagal, and more.
September 2, 2021
Online Live Celebration
An online event for supporters and members of the museum who cannot join us in person. This event will include highlights of the in-person event and special programming just for those who register to attend.
More information to come!