Custom-typed poems, as event entertainment.
“You guys are making people cry!
Look at this — everybody’s lives are changed after these poems!”
(PCMA Convening Leaders conference)
We write full-length poems, on-the-spot, on whatever topics people give us.
We also use really cool typewriters.
“You give them the words, they spit out a poem.
Sometimes, you hand them your heart and they find its expression.”
“More than just conference entertainment —
it was a personal, emotional keepsake for each employee.”
For over 3 years, we’ve typed poems for all sorts of events
(click each for more):
“Typewriter Rodeo is the next BIG interactive entertainment.
It’s just the right mix of creative and nostalgia.”
(Red Velvet Events)
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.”
(Phillips Collection, D.C.)
“You guys were a smash hit!
Your skill and speed are unparalleled.”
HOW IT WORKS
Guests come up to our table and give us any topic they want.
In about 3 minutes we type them an original, full-length poem that’s theirs to keep.
(PayPal conference guest)
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)
EVENTS: We provide unique entertainment for (click each for more):
We’re based in Austin, TX, but we travel anywhere. Some past gigs:
- Smithsonian – D.C.
- PayPal – San Jose, CA
- Silhouette Optical – The Catskills, NY
- Hilton Resorts – Cabo, Mexico
- Book Festivals & Fairs – Nantucket, Boston, Texas & D.C.
- SXSW – Willie Nelson’s Ranch, TX
- Art Museums – Boston, Houston & Dallas
- Audi USA – Austin
- (Full list coming soon)
It takes two to rodeo!
We bring at least two poets to every event. Why?
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)
Click here to hire us or get a rate quote.