The annual Decatur Book Festival is only a few weeks away. Type Rider is one of our expected guests. What? You haven’t heard of this literary super-hero? Type Rider is biking across North America, luring the unsuspecting passers-by into contributing to a literary …ummm…thing!

Picture this: you are strolling the sidewalk and you encounter a card table with a typewriter on top. Someone encourages you to type something.

What do you type?

Really, now, think about it. What do you type on that white sheet of paper?

I can hardly wait to see.

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Here’s a great article about Type Rider from the Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/nyregion/with-typewriter-in-tow-cyclist-maya-stein-nurtures-creativity.html.

And here’s another from the NEA Big Read:  http://www.arts.gov/bigreadblog/?p=5283

And here’s a link to Type Rider’s blog: http://www.type-rider.com/

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3 Responses to TYPE RIDER (cue the Valkyries)

  1. papayamaya says:

    I am so looking forward to bringing this experience to the Decatur Book Festival!

  2. mrssaba says:

    If I can make it there I will most definitely stop and type. Kudos to Type Rider for her project. (& to you Decaturites for introducing us!)

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