girl's hands typing on a typewriter

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!

In honor of our new exhibit Tools of the Trade opening TOMORROW (6/22/19), this week’s stories are all about typewriters! Don’t forget you still have a chance to win one as well – see the contest details here.

This is Friday, but this story was written on a Tuesday (we assume). Have you seen our Typewriter Tuesday blog series?

June 2019

This is Tuesday and this old typewriter is brought to life once again. What stories it could tell if we could look inside its inky depths and discover its heart of words and audacious truth.

Lean in, she whispers.

Can you hear those multitudinous words sneaking cautiously from beneath the wondrous keys of story.

I was born in 1956. My mom was a very fast typist. She typed my dad’s dissertation. But I think it made her into a feminist. I learned to type in 5th grade. It bugged me when later they tried to rename typing key stroking.

There is something about writing on a typewriter that fuels the writer’s mind, like every “clack” is a neuron firing.

I am at the American Writers Museum with my wonderful wife and granddaughter.

I have not used a typewriter for 50 years.

I am glad we now have computers.

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