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Tools of the Trade: A new exhibit features the typewriters used by iconic American writers

Tools of the Trade (Photo: American Writers Museum)

The American Writers Museum has a new exhibit called Tools of the Trade. It’s a look back at the importance of the typewriter to the author, poet, journalist and playwright. Museum President Carey Cranston says the connection between  writers and their typewriters is  a special bond. You will get a first-hand  look at the typewriters that, when some famous names put their fingers to the keyboard, masterpieces were created. And, for the budding young writer who has never seen a typewriter before, Cranston says kids’ reactions are priceless. The exhibit is now open to the public and runs through next year. For more information, visit

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