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Chicago Literary Landmarks Hunt

Join the American Writers Museum on a journey through Chicago's neighborhoods to learn the fascinating stories of some of the city's literary landmarks. A special adventure created in honor of the 2017 American Library Association Annual Exhibition and Conference.

  • 1.

    Hemingway's Apartment

    Hemingway's Apartment

    In the Windy City, Hemingway found love and Chicago's Literary Renaissance

  • 2.

    Lorraine Hansberry House

    Lorraine Hansberry House

    The real-life story within this home inspired an award-winning drama

  • 3.

    The Billy Goat Tavern

    The Billy Goat Tavern

    Visit the place for "cheezeborgers," Coke and a tribute to Chicago journalists.

  • 4.

    Newberry Library

    Newberry Library

    The story behind this independent library rivals any work of fiction

  • 5.

    Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library

    Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library

    Bronzeville's Literary Gathering Spot

  • 6.

    Gwendolyn Brooks House

    Gwendolyn Brooks House

    The Bronzeville home where Gwendolyn Brooks grew up

  • 7.

    American Writers Museum

    American Writers Museum

    Discover the first national museum dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers.

  • 8.

    Carl Sandburg House

    Carl Sandburg House

    The home where Carl Sandburg created the poem "Chicago"

  • 9.

    Chicago Union Stockyards Gate

    Chicago Union Stockyards Gate

    What occurred inside the gates to America's largest stockyards inspired writers and poets.

  • 10.

    Nelson Algren Memorial Fountain

    Nelson Algren Memorial Fountain

    The controversial tribute to an author who embraced Chicago warts and all

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