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Interview: Alizé Meurisse – Novelist, Painter, Parisian

Back in 2012, while studying abroad in Paris, I did an interview with Alizé Meurisse that became one of my first blog posts and kicked off the Orange Typewriter series. Alizé is back to talk about her new novel, Ataraxia, and the journey that has produced four novels, a book of artwork, a few album covers, a solo… Read more »

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Congratulations, Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland’s Forest of Fortune has been named 2015’s ‘Best Contemporary Fiction’ by the San Diego Book Awards. Ruland’s Giving the Finger, the story of Alaska crab fisherman Scott Campbell, Jr., tied for first in the memoir category. FROM DALY PROSE–MAY, 2015:  Jim Ruland’s debut novel, Forest of Fortune is a new classic of California noir. It’s Raymond Chandler in the age… Read more »

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The Rats of Hyper-Reality–a Chat with Jim Ruland

Jim Ruland’s debut novel, Forest of Fortune is a new classic of California noir. It’s Raymond Chandler in the age of polyamory, Dashiell Hammett with a novelty coke straw up its nose, Inherent Vice after the yuppies stormed the beaches and nudged all the freaks east of the 405. The setting, a “possibly haunted” Indian casino is hysterical, the players are… Read more »

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Wesley Rothman, Show us Where you Show up

To kick off our Show us Where you Show up series: meet Wesley Rothman, a Boston poet and “Baldwin disciple” originally from back west. You can find his work pretty much everywhere fine poems are printed, including the walls of Boston City hall later this month. Wes, take it away…  1. Who are you, where can we find… Read more »

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Hannah Day on Etsy

Check out artwork by orange typewriter guest Hannah Day on her Etsy page. You’ll find prints, woodcuts, and drawings in a range of prices; perfect for the tree lovers and art hugers in your life… From the series Portraits of the Trees of Paris by Hannah Dayavailable now on etsy.

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Craig and Lorrisa: partners on stage and in life

‘Changing His Mind’, acrylic on canvasby Lorrisa Julianus Craig J. Engel, actor, veteran of the Naval Special Forces (SEALS), and executive producer and director at Chicago’s Theater on the Hill and elsewhere; formed an artistic mastermind when he married Lorrisa Jullianus, SAG-AFTRA actress, internationally displayed painter, playwright, handwriting analyist (whose analysis of this author was… Read more »

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The Orange Typewriter joins the Springsioux Tribe

Alisa Gusakova Rings by Springsioux Photo by Sime Eskinja The orange typewriter welcomes Pierre-Antoine De Myttenaere and Alisa Gusakova, founders of the lifestyle brand Springsioux. This summer they will launch a collection made by a ‘tribe’ of artists from Paris and beyond. Drawing from street art, tattooing, after hours culture, and music (with a mix-tape on… Read more »

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Bonus: Quentin Veron’s Typewritten Draft

Here is the first draft of Quentin Veron’s orange typewriter interview, typos and all: * * *  Interview by Charlie DalyFur by Quentin Veron 

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Hannah Day flies over to the orange typewriter

      California born, artist and environmentalist Hannah Day came to Paris this year to study French and to draw trees. A constant in Hannah’s work on both sides of the Atlantic, trees have extended their roots in this young artist’s life far beyond her sketchbooks. As a fruitarian, Hanna relies on trees for… Read more »