Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Typosphere... now for your pocket-typewriter

Hello everyone -- back when Google redid the layout system and backgrounds, the old format I'd set up here got  transferred over by some kind of Blogger voodoo. If you're reading this on a phone or other narrow screen, you may not notice any difference, but all the parts that used to be over there đź‘‰ can now be found way down there đź‘‡

Figuring that we're nearly into a new decade of the 21st century, we could stand for a mild makeover every five years or so. Also: I've have finally, begrudgingly embraced emojis. So as far as this blog goes, I'm not even ten years behind the times.

Type on, good people, type on.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Phoenix Type-In June 23 at Changing Hands



Join the Phoenix typewriter community and Changing Hands to celebrate National Typewriter Day!

Celebrate all things typewriter, with a display of different typewriters, demos, a discussion of the history of typewriters, and coffee drink specials at the bar. Family friendly and a great place to be typing-in.

11:00am to 3:00pm

Bring a typewriter!

PARKING / LIGHT RAIL
Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

COLD HARD TYPE II: Escapements now available

The second volume of COLD HARD TYPE is now available! I am glad to present Escapements: Typewritten Tales from Post-Digital Worlds.


With no digital technology, the world can be a harsh place—and a surprising one. Whatever happens, our typewriters will be there to document it. Imagine the possibilities in this collection of stories, poems, and art.

This volume includes contributions by Wendell Berry, Jenny Bristol, Rory Bristol, Ariana Davenport, Shelley K. Davenport, Jamie Davies, Frederic S. Durbin, Mathilda-Anne Florence, N. E. Glenn, Martyn V. Halm, Lori Hedges, John Howell, Scott Kernaghan, Shane L. Larson, Timothy Ley, LA Marler, Todd Mauldin, C. M. Mayo, Andrew V. McFeaters, Bill Meissner, Klaus Mielke, Eliezane Moon, Duane Morrison, John Munroe, Christopher Ochs, David W. Pedersen, Jim Pennington, Monica Quinn, Kim e. Revay, Charly Roland, Andre Gene Samson, Philip L. Simpson, Maria Tolentino, Armando Warner, and Donald Winzer.

You can purchase Escapements on Amazon now.

And don't miss volume 1, Paradigm Shifts!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

COLD HARD TYPE I: Paradigm Shifts now available

I'm delighted to announce the publication of Paradigm Shifts: Typewritten Tales of Digital Collapse.

   

This first volume of the COLD HARD TYPE project includes contributions by Linda M. Au, Wendell Berry, David G. Brechbiel, Valentine J. Brkich, Catalina Cariaga, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Frederic S. Durbin, Trinity Grau, Kristofferson Harris, Arkadiusz Hubczuk, Michael Kitchen, Steve Kuterescz, Jos Legrand, Bill Meissner, R. J. Montgomery, Vinny Negron, Robert Neuwirth, Erich J. Noack, Reine Nust, Carol Ochs, Christopher Ochs, Joey Patrickt, Cornelia Penner, Mark Petersen, Richard Polt, Aaron Schmidt, Nutthawut Siridejchai, Charles Sterrow, Istvan Takacs, Joe Van Cleave, Armando Warner, Matthew Weaver, and Brian Zimmerman.

The second volume, Escapements, should be ready in a few days.

You can purchase Paradigm Shifts on Amazon now. As promised, we have kept the price to a bare minimum. This means no profits for anyone involved, but it will also help to broaden the audience for this unique collection.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this project, promoted it, and submitted work to it. Enjoy!

Richard Polt

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

February type-ins in Virginia and Tennessee

Organized by Langley Shazor, The Casual Word (thecasualword@gmail.com).

"The Typewriter Tour is a series of type-in events. A type-in is an event where I bring antique typewriters from my collection to a public venue for anyone to use. They range in size from 6 to as many as 25 depending on the space of the venue. The goals of these events are for people to explore their creativity in general, try their hand at creative writing particularly, more importantly unplug from the digital world, and promote positive social interaction. The typewriters serve as unique tool and experience to promote these ideals. The Tri-City Typewriter Tour for Black History Month goal is to expand this experience to other communities and partner with new businesses/venues. I want to encourage more people, especially minorities to come share their words and engage with each other. Coming together is the first step in breaking down stereotypes and socioeconomic barriers."

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Denton, Texas event on January 26


Join us for an afternoon of typewriters, letter writing, and community. We will provide plenty of typewriters and stationery for you to use. This event is FREE and open to the public- all ages welcome!
Contact lonestarletterwriters@gmail.com if you would like any additional information. Otherwise- see you
JANUARY 26th from 11:00-2:00PM


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