Museum Archipelago

50. Allison Sansone Connects Writers and Readers at the American Writers Museum

September 17th, 2018  •  9 mins 37 secs  •  Download (15 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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When the American Writers Museum opened in Chicago in 2017, it became the first museum in the US to celebrate all genres of writing. Early in the planning phase, founder Malcolm O’Hagan made a couple of key decisions: no artifacts and no single curator.

In this episode, the museum’s programs director Allison Sansone explains how these decisions continue to shape the museum, from a timeline of 100 significant authors of fiction and nonfiction to galleries honoring the craft of writing.