Typewriter aficionados will be jamming together to pay homage to their writing and word processing roots. National Typewriter Day is Friday, June 23rd, and Renegade Writers Guild is hosting the 1st annual, public TYPE-IN and jam session for manual and electric typewriters and enthusiasts who love them. The public event will be held on Friday, June 23rd from 12 pm to 4 pm in the history room at the Davie County Public Library in Mocksville, North Carolina. DIRECTIONS.
The past decade of digital prominence has led to a nostalgic desire for the old, forlorn machines. The resurgent interest has grown into a fan base, now rescuing vintage typewriters from dusty attics and damp basements. In fact, the desire for a renewed connection to this early communication device is driving people to estate sales and antique stores in search of vintage models.
The TYPE-In will include a typing sprint, letter writing challenges with postage and stationary provided, and a poet-in-residence who will type you a personalized poem while you wait! Refreshments will be served.
Donations of old manual and electric typewriters will be accepted on site. For additional information or to make a donation, call 336 829-2097.