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Reading and Writing: A Trip to Newberry Library and American Writers Museum in Downtown Chicago
Join us on a Classroom Journey bus trip.
Newberry Library, an independent research library, has been in existence since 1887. Encounter exhibits in this recently renovated site that comprise a broad array of special research materials such as rare books, maps, manuscripts and other printed materials related to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. Enjoy a special exhibition about the 1893 World’s Fair.
The American Writers Museum, a museum of American literature and writing, opened in May 2017. The first of its kind in the country, the museum showcases America’s literary past using multimedia installations. Explore innovative, interactive exhibits about the spoken and written word. Gain insight into how writers think, including the daily discipline and habits necessary to succeed.
Kathleen Kirk will join us on the bus to enhance the learning experience. Kirk is a published writer, actress and librarian. In the 1980s she worked at the Newberry Library while pursuing an acting career.
Cost includes transportation, museum fee, snacks, lunch, and a box dinner.