9. The Typewriter Project in McCarren Park
Image from the 2015 Typewriter Project in Tompkins Square Park
First appearing on Governors Island in 2014 at the New York City Poetry Festival, the Typewriter Project went on to collect thoughts in Tompkins Square Park, STORY in Chelsea, and Pen + Brush in the Flatiron. The writing confessional booth will now open its doors on June 11th in McCarren Park. Entitled The Subconscious of The City, participants are invited to join in a citywide linguistic exchange in the typewriter booth, which is outfitted with a vintage typewriter, 100-foot long paper scroll, and a custom-built USB typewriter kit, allowing every word to be collected and stored.
Join The Poetry Society of New York for a typewriter party on opening day, June 11 from 3-6 pm at McCarren Park near the corner of Driggs Avenue and N. 12th Street. The data that has been collected will all be on display at the 6th annual New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island on July 30-31 of this year.