Jodi Egerton, David Frutcher, Sean Petrie, & Kari Anne Holt-Typewriter Rodeo







Sunday, May 20 at 6PM
Jodi Egerton, David Frutcher, Sean Petrie, & Kari Anne Holt
speaking & signing
Typewriter Rodeo






"What began as a playful idea among friends has made its way around the world, inspiring laughter, high-fives, hugs, and tears from New England to Brazil. Typewriter Rodeo celebrates poetry, spontaneity, and above all, the power of human connection.


Both a visual feast and a reference book in the style of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New YorkTypewriter Rodeo collects custom, typewritten poems from “rodeos” worldwide, portraits of recipients, and their personal stories. Typewriter Rodeo began in Austin, Texas, when four poets brought their typewriters to a maker fair and began offering spontaneous, custom-composed poems to an enthusiastic crowd. The event quickly blossomed and rodeos began popping up all over the world."


Jodi Egerton holds a Ph.D. in English from UT Austin. With her husband Owen Egerton, Jodi co-wrote the creativity and writing craft book This Word Now. Jodi is also the Project Manager at CreativePickle, a childbirth doula, a goat-milker, and a classically trained clown. 


David Fruchter is a freelance curriculum writer, musician, performance artist, and stay-at-home dad. He lives in Austin, Texas with two dogs, two cats, and two ladies, and frequently daydreams of gardening.


Kari Anne Holt is the author of several middle grade novels in verse including KnockoutHouse Arrest, and Rhyme Schemer. She has also published several middle grade fantasy adventures, including Red Moon RisingGnome-a-geddon, and Brains for Lunch: A Zombie Novel in Haiku!?. Her debut picture book, I Wonder, will be released by Random House Books for Young Readers in 2019.


Sean Petrie has an MFA from Vermont College and writes fiction for kids, with multiple books coming out in 2018-19 as part of a collection for Fountas & Pinnell (Heinemann / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). On the other side of his brain, Sean has a law degree from Stanford and teaches legal writing at UT. He is a former member of Austin’s ComedySportz improv troupe, and still thinks Buffy is the best show ever.

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Event date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449487003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

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