Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another reason to type

Alex Volkov contributes his own #itypebecause:


I always welcome more contributions on this topic! Or post them yourself somewhere (perhaps with the #itypebecause hashtag).

In other news, "California Typewriter" is racking up positive reviews and will be opening tomorrow in New York.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

“I type because...” winner

There were several delightful entries in the contest to win tickets to “California Typewriter.” There are at least as many good reasons to type as there are typists! Including ...

Napoleon Solo:


Larry Pressnell:


Kevin Kittle:


Abby Hogan:



Ping Amranand:



Jael Perales:


David Brechbiel:



And our winner is:

Lavette Johnson! (@Diamondgirlarcher)




Congratulations, Lavette!

Of course, everyone is invited to attend the premieres if you can (at the Metrograph in New York City, 7 Ludlow St., August 18, and the Arena Cinema in Los Angeles, 6464 Sunset Blvd., August 25).

I also invite you to post more reasons for turning to a typewriter — your own #itypebecause!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free tickets to “California Typewriter": #itypebecause


California Typewriter is opening on August 18 at the Metrograph in New York City (7 Ludlow St.), and on August 25 at the Arena Cinema in Los Angeles (6464 Sunset Blvd.).

I can't attend myself, but the promoters of the film tell me that they can offer a pair of tickets to one of my followers, either for the NY opening or for the LA opening. So I have come up with a contest:
Why do you type? (On a typewriter, that is?) Your one-sentence, typewritten answer to this question, starting with "I type because," could win you a pair of tickets to the film. Photograph or scan your sentence and e-mail it to me at polt@xavier.edu, or post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #itypebecause. (I will also Google the hashtag—which is currently unknown—so I can probably find other postings elsewhere.) Do this by the end of the day on Saturday, August 12. Then watch your e-mail or comments to find out whether you're the winner! I'm sure there will be more than one good answer, and I will post them all on this blog.