Are you looking for an interesting – yet easygoing – way to get back into the world? Do you wax nostalgic for the clickety-clack of a Smith-Corona? Then join Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum in a joyful celebration of the typewriter! The installation includes eight typewriters you can actually touch – as well as one mystery typewriter with an intriguing origin story, under glass.
Typewriters will be on display in the RAM Atrium from June 25-July 16 and visitors are encouraged to give them a try. Prove your skills with “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” and other inspirations from typing class – or hunt and peck a tome of your own!
And on Saturday, July 10, at 2:00 PM, join us for a special presentation from typewriter aficionado and repairman to the stars, Bob Marshall, who will talk about his love for this classic writing instrument, which, as he sees it, is “no longer the business machine of yesteryear, but the preferred writing tool for a curious, creative mind.” Journey with Bob through the decades and discover how these writing machines of old can find new purpose as a muse to your creative writing process. Typewriters provided – bring your imagination.
Free to RAM members; all others $5/adults $3/seniors & students at the door.
Bob's presentation will be streamed live on YouTube at watch.typepals.com for those who cannot attend the event in person. If you can't watch live, the presentation will be archived here on Type Pals and on Poor Typist's YouTube channel.
Riverside native Bob Marshall has conquered his world on two wheels, published hundreds of pages of writing, and most recently joined the podcast and audiobook arenas. Bob’s adventures in riding and racing motorcycles are chronicled in his magazine writings and his book, American Roadrunner. He also shares his love of motorcycles through his podcast of the same name, and successfully created his own publishing company, American Road Runner Publishing. Bob’s fascination with building and restoring machines led him to create Typewriter Muse, a small family business that provides restoration and service of analog writing instruments – which, as Bob says, keeps “our fingers dancing and creating.” For more information, please visit www.typewritermuse.com.
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.