Live Typewriter Poetry at your event!
I spent my twenties on the road, and riding in the passenger seat was my typewriter. Wherever I went, I wrote short poems to honor the people I met and the places I discovered — from national parks and rest stops to living rooms and porches, thousands of poems have been born on this old Smith-Corona.
Now based in East Austin, I write live poetry at gatherings, events, and festivals of all kinds. Where there are people, there is poetry — and if you give me a word, I’ll give you a poem.
How it works:
- A person gives me a word, and I write them a poem on the spot
- Poem is read out loud to the requestor (often one of the best parts!)
- Whoever requests the poem, keeps the poem
- I provide all materials — all poems written with a vintage 1940’s Smith-Corona typewriter on high-quality paper
- Happy to accommodate special requests, write custom poems in advance, or bring tailored materials
- I will arrive early to set up and will work with all styles and event arrangements as needed
Scott’s typewriter poetry was a hit at Vuka Collectives North Lamar opening party. It got people excited and gave the event a personal touch that made it special and memorable. There was a line all night to get “time with Scott.” We’ll definitely have him back.
— Brian Schoenbaum, Vuka Collective founder and CEO
“Scott has been a part of several pop-ups and community events at The Paper + Craft Pantry since we opened our studio here in East Austin. People love his typewriter poetry and having him at our events add such a unique touch to the overall feel of our studio. Scott is extremely kind and genuine to every single person who approaches his table- he is able to bring smiles, laughter and hugs from this typewriter poetry. We can’t wait to have him back for future events!”
— Pei Sim, Owner of Paper + Craft Pantry
“Bottom line — if you give Scott and his typewriter a corner of the room, your event will be better. I’ve been both a spectator and an organizer of events where Scott has offered typewriter poetry to attendees, and I’ve consistently seen how his on-demand, customized poems bring amazing energy to a crowd. His old school typewriter is a huge hit with both kids and adults, and the poems typed on colorful paper or postcards are great souvenirs for guests.”
Typewriter graphic by Simon Child from the Noun Project