What’s Your Type?

Typewriters seem to be making a comeback, especially among writers and artists. Eson Kim talks to author Richard Polt, Typewriter Guru Tom Furrier, and The Boston Typewriter Orchestra to explore the tenacious hold that typewriters have on creative spirits everywhere.


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Thanks to…


The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Featured song: “Underwood Blues”

Released 09 April 2013
The BTO members: Alex Holman, Chris Keene, Jay O'Grady, and Brendan Quigley.


Richard Polt


The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Companion for the 21st Century

(release date: November 2015)



Tom Furrier

Cambridge Typewriter

102 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474

P: 781-643-7010
[email protected]

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About the Author

Eson Kim (she/her) serves as the Director of Community and Youth Programs at GrubStreet, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Her stories have appeared in Calyx Journal, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, among others. She received a Writing Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and earned the David B. Saunders Award for creative nonfiction. She was also named to the Notable list of Best American Essays. She's appeared on Radio Boston's Summer Reads series and Stories from the Stage (WGBH). She loves any opportunity to talk about books for all ages.

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