Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Typewriters & Notebooks in Middle School

The librarian at the middle school next to me asked if her students could use my typewriters for their NaNoWriMo project this year.  I said yes in a heartbeat and learned so much about the tools students pick for their writing.


Monday, August 28, 2017

3rd Annual Fall Type-In with the Burlington Book Festival



I am holding a Type-In with the Burlington Book Festival on September 17th from noon until 3PM at the Maglianero Cafe in Burlington, Vermont.  Come and explore typewriters and the written word.  I will have part of my collection at the cafe and I encourage typewriter fans to bring their own machines out to share.  There will be a typing contest and games for all ages.

This is the third year that I am partnering with the Burlington Book Festival who is also bringing the Boston Typewriter Orchestra on Saturday, September 16th at 7PM (Tickets Required).  Burlington is a beautiful city by the lake and is a fantastic place to visit on the cusp of fall.  Bring your typewriter and make a trip of it!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Take a Course and GET a typewriter

I love typewriters and I love teaching writing.  A big part of my collection lives in my office at school and I have long noticed how children are drawn to this writing tool.  

This revelation has inspired me to develop a graduate course for teachers that focuses on the best strategies for teaching young writers and includes a typewriter in the cost of tuition.  That's right, includes a typewriter.  While I am offering this course in a blended format in Vermont with one day in person and the balance of the course in an online format, I can offer a totally online version to anyone in the United States.  I will find a way to ship you a typewriter if you cannot find your own.  

This course will be a blast and I hope you can join me.