Make your event memorable

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“Need unique entertainment?
Typewriter Rodeo delivers.” 

(Four Seasons Hotel)


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

Read about a recent gig — The Nantucket Book Festival!

And — The Smithsonian!

[Typing for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History]


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 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!”
(WJLA-TV anchor Autria Godfrey)

Quick video overview:


“It’s just the right mix of creative & nostalgia.”
(Red Velvet Events)


EVENTS:  For over 3 years, we’ve provided unique entertainment for:

“These guys are the new ‘photo booth’ for parties!”
(The Salonniè


We are based in Austin, but we’ve typed poems for clients all across the country:

  • The Smithsonian – Washington, D.C.
  • PayPal – San Jose, CA
  • Antiquarian Book Fairs – D.C. & Boston
  • SXSW Music – Willie Nelson’s Ranch, Luck, TX
  • Art Museums – Boston, Houston, Dallas
  • Audi USA – Austin
  • Book Festivals – Texas & Nantucket, MA
  • Hilton Resorts – Cabo, Mexico
  • (Full client list coming soon)

It takes two to rodeo — we always bring at least two poets to every event.  It’s more fun with multiple typewriters clacking away, plus it lets guests get more poems.

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[Typing for Hilton Resorts, 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…


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“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.