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More Than Words: American Writers Museum Opens This Week

A new chapter in Chicago’s cultural offerings begins Tuesday.

In a one-floor Michigan Avenue office space, the small but nimble American Writers Museum celebrates the words and works of American writers, inviting visitors to brush the dust off of the American bookshelf and experience great writing in a thoroughly modern way.

Joining us to tell the museum’s story is founding member Jay Hammer.

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