World Typewriter Day at Tampa's The Paper Seahorse

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Cathy Salustri
World Typewriter Day at Tampa's The Paper Seahorse

You may remember your seventh grade typing class with dread — or you may remember it as an easy A — but no matter how you feel about Mrs. Crider and her typing notebook, you have to acknowledge moveable type has changed the world. As in, if you can read a Bible, the US Constitution or your marriage license, thank a typewriter. Sure, they're not as common as they once were, but you can still celebrate their glory on World Typewriter Day, a celebration of the day the typewriter received its first patent. Randy Rosenthal, of Tampa Type, will be on hand to talk typewriters, then you can try your hand on  typewriters dating as far back as 1920s.


The Paper Seahorse, 211 S. Howard Ave., Tampa | June 23: 10-11:30 a.m. | Learn more.

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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