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Cincinnati type-in celebrates Woz Flint’s “The Distraction-Free First Draft”

by | May 18, 2024 | Type-in | 2 comments

This happened a few weeks ago (April 22), but it’s still worth recording on this blog. Woz Flint, of Albuquerque, has (type)written a delightful little book about the joys and advantages of composing on a typewriter. It includes profiles of some typewriter users today, advice on choosing a machine, and more—but unlike my own heavy tome, it’s breezy and non-encyclopedic. It’s a quick, encouraging recommendation for writers who are considering giving typewriters a try.

Woz came through Cincinnati to read from her book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. There was a curious audience, and many of them stayed to try out the typewriters that I and some other locals had brought.
Woz got laughs with the story of her struggles to write on a laptop:

I provided the Adler Privat and Voss on the table at left:

Some copies of my own book were also available:
The audience gives the typewriters a try:

Another insurgent brought this sweet ’50s pink Royal:
El futuro es de las mujeres (y las máquinas de escribir):

Woz with family members who live in Ohio:

All told: a fine day for typewriter culture!
 

2 Comments

  1. Joe V

    Congrats to Woz!

    Reply
  2. Tony Reynolds

    Nice. I really Enjoyed Joe V's interview of her…

    Reply

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