We write poems on the spot, on whatever topics people give us.
We also use really cool typewriters.
it was a personal, emotional keepsake for each employee.”
“You give them the words, they spit out a poem.
Sometimes, you hand them your heart and they find its expression.”
For over 3 years, we’ve typed at hundreds of events across the country.
We’ve been lucky enough to type poems for:
- poet-laureate Billy Collins and actress Sharon Stone
- the Smithsonian
- the mayor of Boston
- Willie Nelson’s SXSW music festival
- weekly poems for Austin’s NPR station
And tons more. Here’s a quick video. And article:
Each poem is moment of authentic, individual connection that, in today’s screen-focused age, is all too rare.
“Typewriter Rodeo blew our minds last night.”
(The Phillips Collection, D.C.)
HOW IT WORKS:
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.
“You guys were a smash hit!
Your skill and speed are unparalleled — we’ve never seen anything like it.”
It’s a personal, sometimes deeply emotional experience that typically ends in laughter, high-fives, even tears and hugs.
“That’s incredible! I just got chills!”
(D.C. TV anchor Autria Godfrey)
(PayPal conference guest)
EVENTS: We provide unique entertainment for:
“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. Why?
Because guests like the interactive experience a lot more than if it’s a solo typist.
Plus, the sound of multiple typewriters clacking away? That’s just fun.
“Thank you for making last night so special!
Everyone loved their poems and kept sharing them.”
(Hilton Resorts – Cabo)
How do people typically respond? To an original poem written just for them? Well, a picture’s worth…
“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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