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“Need unique entertainment?
Typewriter Rodeo delivers.” 

(Four Seasons Hotel)

“You give them the words, they spit out a poem. Sometimes, you hand them your heart and they find its expression.”  (Nantucket Magazine)


Typewriter Rodeo creates custom, on-the-spot poems for event guests, using vintage typewriters.

We’ve been around for over 3 years, typing at book and music festivals, museums, and conferences — all across the country.  We also do school poetry workshops and on-the-spot weekly poems for Austin’s NPR station.

Read about a recent gig — The Nantucket Book Festival!

Or another — The Smithsonian!

[Typing at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History]


Guests come up to our table, give us any topic they want, and in about 3 minutes we type them an original, full-length poem that’s theirs to keep.

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People love it — many later get their poems framed.  It’s a personal, sometimes emotional experience that typically ends in laughter, high-fives, even tears and hugs.

“That’s incredible!  I just got chills!”
(Washington, D.C., TV anchor Autria Godfrey)

“The most delicate, creative memento I ever took from a corporate event —
any event, as a matter of fact.”  (PayPal conference attendee)
Quick video overview:

“It was not just entertainment —
it was a personal, emotional keepsake for each employee.”
(PayPal conference organizer)

“Your skill and speed are unparalleled and truthfully,
we have never seen anything like it.”
(Smithsonian Visitor Services)


EVENTS:  We’ve provided unique entertainment for 100s of events, including:

“Typewriter Rodeo is the next big interactive entertainment.
It’s just the right mix of creative and nostalgia.”
(Red Velvet Events)


We’re based in Austin, TX, but we’ve typed all across the country: 

  • Smithsonian – D.C.
  • PayPal – San Jose
  • Rare Book Fairs – D.C. & Boston
  • SXSW – Willie Nelson’s Ranch
  • Art Museums – Boston, Houston & Dallas
  • Audi USA – Austin
  • Book Festivals – Texas & Nantucket
  • Hilton Resorts – Mexico
  • (Full list coming soon)

It takes two to rodeo! 

We always bring at least two poets. 

Guests like the interactive experience a lot more than if it’s a single typist.
Plus, the sound of multiple typewriters clacking away?  That’s just really fun.

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[Typing for Hilton Resorts in Cabo, Mexico]

“True artistry at work.”
(Nantucket Magazine)

How do people typically respond?  To an original poem written just for them?  Well, a picture’s worth…


Briscoe, 5-6-14 [4]



“At the Ransom Center party, Jodi crafted a poem about my son that was beautiful, funny, and heartfelt. I looked at her with tears in my eyes after reading it and all I could say was ‘Thank you. It’s perfect.’

The poem is now framed and hanging in his room.”  (Jen Rios Burns, event guest)



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