March 31 2010
Can we adore author Michele Serros any more than we already do?
|| GO SEE ||
Read her opening line for RIP's Typing In Public event:
march 24 2010
Typing in Public's latest opening line from author Marilyn Johnson
Stay posted to http://thereadinginpublicproject.blogspot.com for more author updates. (hint: We are 'Whip'ing things into shape)
march 22 2010
We're asking for contributions from various writers and were just blown away when Paul Frommer, creator of the Na'vi language for the movie Avatar, gave us our truly amazing first entry written just for Typing In Public. We have one sentence from Paul, written in Na'vi , which members of the public can build upon.
The Na'vi sentence will be posted in its entirety on Monday, May 3rd here and on readinginpublic, on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
We'll provide the translation on Friday, May 14th.
Typing In Public in San Luis Obispo will begin at 8am on Saturday May 15th in San Luis Obispo, California, and we will be collecting Twitter contributions.
Keep checking back! We'll post our contributions as we get them.
march 21 2010
|| Brought to you by the letter “T” ||
This year, our focus is a little different: not only are we paying homage to the printed word but we’re also honoring an obsolete and much-venerated tool of the industry, the typewriter. We’ve traded ideas with the city of Chico to bring you the SLO(wer) version of Reading In Public– Typing! in Public. In 2010 RIP will have a typographic twist.
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, volunteers paired with typewriters will be stationed at various locations in the city of San Luis Obispo. Anyone is allowed to sit and type for 10-15 minutes (we’ll have timers). It can be something you’ve composed or something you’ve read (with attribution).
|| CHECK BACK SOON ||
Be sure to check back for our big announcement for how we plan on inspiring you to type. (It will be out of this world!)
|| GO SEE ||
San Luis Obispo Locations so far:
Sally Loo’s Cafe
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With your first sentence, you’ll be asked to creatively link your contribution to the author immediately preceding you, in whatever fashion you like. You can build on what’s been written or simply acknowledge that person’s last typed word. At the end of the day we’ll be collecting all the compositions for a public reading* at Sally Loo’s Cafe, and because you’ve taken the time to acknowledge the work of the person before you, it will all read as one narrative.
That narrative may be a little choppy and scrambled but we promise you this: it will be heavy on FUN. So come join us at Sally Loo’s (that’s Sally below)! Readings will begin promptly at 6:00 and if you’re late you may be called on to read :) Come on out and meet the Reading Chair, specifically designed and created in 2009 by Chris Allen of cwastudios.com for the very first Reading In Public San Luis Obispo.
(*Readings will be juried. Not all entries will be read in public or used for the installation. Readers are not allowed to read their own work)
|| VISUALS ||
Follow us on Flickr! We’ll be posting lots of images in the days to come.
|| JOIN US ||
We are looking for volunteers too. (You can also join our mailing list here too)
march 13 2010
|| SIGN UP ||
Like to type?
Play the ukulele?
Curious what we are up to?
Tell us about it:
march 2 2010
Planning for event #4 now underway
|| Typesters Needed ||
We are looking for booksters, type wranglers and enthusiasts willing to volunteer 3 hours of their time on Saturday, May 15th.
We’ll have two shifts, 9-12 and 12-3 in various downtown locations. Watch for our announcement soon!
Please drop us a note to: info [at] readinginpublic [dot] com if you’d like to be involved.
|| Intern Wanted ||
Do you like to take photos? Looking for an internship? RIP is looking for a photo geek to snap some quality photos for the upcoming RIP #4 event. Interns of course receive photographers credit, a bio on our web site and the opportunity to work with a fun group of people.
Interested? email us the following to: info [at] readinginpublic [dot] com
– a short note about yourself,
– the title of your favorite book,
– a sample image of your work
– and your contact info and link to your web site if you have one
http://readinginpublic.com for more information