Breaking news for typists in the Cleveland, Ohio area: "California Typewriter" opens this Friday, September 22, at the Cedar Lee Theater at 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. After the 7:15 show, I'll be there to take questions along with Clevelanders Will and Dave Davis. Will is the creator of an amazing set of typewriter websites that has been very influential in opening people's eyes to modern portables and other machines. He and his brother Dave are the authors of the blog Davis Typewriter Works, and Will recently started the blog On the Margin, about rebuilt typewriters. I'll have signed copies of my book, The Typewriter Revolution, available at a good price. I'm also bringing this Smith-Corona Silent-Super from my own collection. The theater is sponsoring a free sweepstakes with this machine as the prize. It will come with a typed, signed copy of The Typewriter Manifesto, and it has a very unusual Yes/No type slug. Enter the sweepstakes here by September 28. You will need to pick up the typewriter in Cleveland, of course. And I'll be in Chicago the following weekend — more details on that event as they become available.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
I've just been authorized to post the following list of theater locations for the film "California Typewriter." In case you don't know, this brilliant documentary centers on a Berkeley typewriter shop and involves artists, collectors, poets, writers, and others who love typewriters today. My Typewriter Manifesto is featured in the film (see above) and I play a modest role. Some type-ins or other events may take place in association with some of these showings. Support 21st-century typewriting and see this film in a theater if you can!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ton S. has revived his "I Dream Lo-Tech" blog. There are a few old posts on it, and he says he will be occasionally posting new material. He had to focus on academia for a couple of years but he is back in the typosphere!
Monday, July 17, 2017
Looks like Joe Van Cleave's First Annual ABQ made a long trip to a local Indiana newspaper. A co-worker of mine just handed me a cut-out article from the paper and I instantly recognized Joe's name. Here is the link to the online version.
It's always fun to read about typewriters and type-ins in the news!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
QWERTY: The Second Annual Festival of Type and the Letter Arts will be held at the Greenville Drive-In on June 23-24th and features a return performance by the enigmatic rhythm and words ensemble, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. The festival begins on World Typewriter Day Friday with a line-up including a special live performance by Brian Dewan and a 10th anniversary screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary Helvetica. Boston Typewriter Orchestra takes the stage Saturday evening before screenings of Ink & Paper and Doug Nichol’s new documentary California Typewriter featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer and Sam Shepard. Both evenings will host a gathering of typewriter poets, typewriter and letter art and a type-in hosted by Eric Molbach. Bring your typewriter or use one of the free typewriters provided on a first-come first-served basis. The Greenville Drive-In is located at 10700 Route 32 in Greenville NY 12083.
More info here.