Saturday, October 11, 2014

Typewriters at Books by the Banks

Books by the Banks is a festival in downtown Cincinnati featuring lots of authors signing books, talks on publishing, and other fun events. I got to see my old friend, and very successful SF writer, John Scalzi.

WordPlay had a room where kids were invited to write flash fiction, create blackout poetry using old magazines, and — of course — try their hands at typewriting. It's fair to say that the typewriters were the main attraction. 

There was a steady stream of visitors who peeked in, attracted by the clacking sound, and wanted to give the machines a try.

Typewriters, books, and people — a great combination!


  1. Fantastic. What a great setting and occasion. Well done WordPlay. When I was a kid, typing on sheets in many different colours was the way to go.

  2. Great to see the youngsters at the typewriters. Great PR for WordPlay too.

  3. Oh, what fun! I'd love to have been there.

  4. That looks like it's at the Duke Energy Center. And it looks fantastic.