Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Desert Types: KJZZ Story

Annika Cline of our local NPR station, KJZZ, recorded a very nice piece about typewriting in Arizona. It's a great read that features one of my students getting her very own first typewriter. You can find it at:

http://kjzz.org/content/222013/new-generation-revives-old-typewriters-helps-keep-mesa-repair-shop-open


This story comes on the heels of the publishing of Richard's new book of which there is a hearty mention of First Draft, Phoenix's local typewriter-friendly venue. If you find yourself in need of a digital detox, grab your typewriter and head on over. Order a drink. Have a chat. Write a draft. Enjoy the nice weather and know that typewriting is alive and well in Phoenix.

6 comments:

  1. Great story, it's good to know there are still news stories appearing about typewriters, further evidence that it isn't just a passing fad.

    I do wish we had something like First Draft over here in Albuquerque.

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  2. Bravo! It's great to hear the CTP is going strong :D

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  3. I love the story. I'll put it up on Welcome to the Typosphere in a few days.

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  4. Great to hear the Phoenix Typospherians making the news. Great story.

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  5. Thanks Ryan! I posted the link to Bills Facebook page but I think he needs to approve the post.

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  6. I am an event photographer, I love this venue, and I will revisit this venue in a heartbeat. The venues have really great staff and pretty decent drinks. Their halls and rooms are absolutely gorgeous.

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