September 2006

The Typing Explosion will REUNITE for 10 glorious days this fall (Sept 23rd-Oct 1st)! Typing from Toronto through New England to New York City, the Dianes will be joining forces with the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour for the biggest literary event of 2006!

Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days, the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour will include over one hundred poets (along with musicians, filmmakers and journalists) who will traverse North America, bringing innovative poetry to big cities and small towns across the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by Wave Books, the poetry bus will go more places with more poets reading more poems than was ever previously believed possible.

Typing Explosion Performances:

• 09/23, 7pm - Toronto, Canada
Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen Street West
Performers: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Anthony McCann, Typing Explosion, Kate Hall, Mark Bibbins, Monica Fambrough, George Murray, Monica Youn, Kevin Connolly, Ken Babstock

• 09/24, 6:30pm - Ottawa, Canada
Blink Gallery, Header House, Majors Hill Park
Performers: Typing Explosion, Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Anthony McCann, Kate Hall, Mark Bibbins, Damian Rogers, Monica Fambrough, Kevin Connolly, Monica Youn

• 09/25, 7:30pm - Montreal, Canada
The Green Room / Le Salon Vert, 5386 Blvd St. Laurent
Performers: Typing Explosion, Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Anthony McCann, Kate Hall, Mark Bibbins, Erin Moure, Monica Fambrough, Thomas Helse, Damian Rogers, Monica Youn

• 09/26, 9pm-11pm - Northampton, MA
The Basement, 21 Center St.
Performers: Matthew Zapruder, Typing Explosion, Travis Nichols, Valzhyna Mort, Mutant Ballyhoo

• 09/27, 12pm-5pm - Amherst, MA
Five College Mini-Tour
Performers TBA

• 09/27, 7pm - Amherst, MA
Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts
Performers: James Tate, Caroline Knox, Joshua Beckman, Polina Barskova, Noelle Kocot, Mary Jo Bang, Monica Youn, Lori Shine, James Hague

• 09/28, 6pm - Boston, MA
The Burren Irish Pub, 247 Elm St.
Performers: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Michael Brodeur, Typing Explosion, David Rivard, Noelle Kocot, Caroline Knox, Mary Jo Bang, Catherine Wagner, Major Jackson, Monica Fambrough

• 09/29, 8pm - Providence, RI
First Unitarian Church, 1 Benevolent St.
Performers: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Typing Explosion, Sam White, Noelle Kocot, Caroline Knox, Mary Jo Bang, Brenda Shaughnessy, Catherine Wagner, Major Jackson, Monica Fambrough, Matthew Rohrer, Elena Rivera, Michael Brodeur, Thomas Sayers Ellis

• 09/30, 4pm - New York, NY
Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd St
Performers: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Noelle Kocot, Mary Jo Bang, Vijay Seshadri, John Yau, Marie Howe, Brenda Shaugnessy, Nick Flynn, Christian Hawkey, Rebecca Wolff, Rachel Zucker, Larry Fagin, Ann Lauterbach, Timothy Donnelly, John Godfrey, Lewis Warsh, Typing Explosion, Catherine Wagner, Major Jackson, Monica Fambrough, Matthew Rohrer, Edwin Torres, Cate Marvin, Albert Mobilio, David Lehman

• 10/01, 2pm - Beacon, NY
Dia: Beacon, 3 Beekman St.
Performers: Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, John Yau, Mary Ruefle, Noelle Kocot, Mary Jo Bang, Typing Explosion, Nick Flynn, Brenda Shaugnessy, Major Jackson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Catherine Wagner, Matthew Rohrer, Caroline Knox

For venue updates and info about other Bus Tour stops: click here.

Saturday, December 4th, 2004

a brief elaboration (haiku)

everything means this:
KEEP DANCING. That's all there is.
a kiss. whiskey. stars.

Sadly, the Dianes are retiring from the Typing Pool, and Typing Explosion Union Local 898 is coming to a close. But on Saturday, December 4th, you will have one more chance to celebrate over six years worth of poetry and performances as these three lovely ladies work their collaborative magic on revving Smith-Coronas. Returning to their roots with a flurry of guerilla-style, poetry-on-command Type-Ins, you will find them at various locations throughout Seattle over the course of the day, including the NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill and Zeitgeist Coffee in Pioneer Square, where the troupe had its very first show. It's your last chance to get your own official Typing Explosion document and to watch the final Explosion live. Flowers, gifts, lovenotes and (silent) condolences will be accepted.

To leave a Bon Voyage message for Diane, Diane, or Diane, please call the Typing Explosion Hotline: (206) 328-5566.

Appointment Book for Diane's Last Day
10:00-10:30 am - Coffee and Pink Glazed Donuts (bacon with a side of bacon)
11:30-12:30 pm - TYPE - Zeitgeist Coffee, Jackson St., Pioneer Square
1:00-2:00 pm - Lunch (you were candy and I had eaten too much)
2:30-3:30 pm - TYPE - Seattle Central Library, 4th Avenue, Downtown
4:00-5:00 pm - Cocktails (it was more than a carcinogenic cherry!)
5:30-6:30 pm - TYPE - Northwest Film Forum, 12th Ave, Capitol Hill
7:30 - on - Bon Voyage (it was the last of our watered down boozy dreams)

Zeitgeist Coffee
171 S Jackson St. (Pioneer Square)
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 583-0497

Seattle Central Library
1000 4th Avenue (Downtown, btwn Spring & Madison)
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 386-4364

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. (btwn Pike & Pine, Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-2629


Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16
and Thursday-Saturday May 20-22nd

Come see the world premier of BIRDS IN WINTER, a new show by the wildly prolific writer/composer Herbert Bergel! Combining film and theater with Bergel's mastery of the everyday opera, Birds in Winter features the talent of THE TYPING EXPLOSION, two rock bands, a choir, three monks, a snowstorm, and the life and times of Michael and Ruby Seiwerath. Don't miss this farewell tribute to The Little Theatre before the Northwest Film Forum moves to its new space -- and a rare cinematic glimpse into the creative process of the Typing

The Little Theatre
610 19th Ave. E.
(just off Mercer, Capitol Hill, Seattle)

Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16
and Thursday-Saturday May 20-22nd,
Show at 8:00 p.m.,
with an additional 9:30 p.m. show on Saturdays.
$7 adult, $5 youth/senior.
Pay-what-you-can Sunday May 16th.
Call 206-219-3167 for reservations.

For more information click here or visit

Performance Emporium
The Typing Explosion, Poisonous Toy Theater, Seattle Mime Theatre and Thomas Arthur, lyrical juggler, will take turns amusing and amazing you throughout the state of Washington this spring. Each group presents a unique theatrical perspective in events sponsored in part by the King County Performance Network.
2004 King County Performance Network Schedule:

Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.
BELLEVUE: Meydenbauer Center
Phone: (425) 450-3810

Friday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.
FEDERAL WAY: Knutzen Family Theatre
Phone: (253) 835-2020

Friday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m.
FALL CITY: Chief Kanim Middle School
32627 SE Redmond Fall City Rd.
Fall City, WA 98024
Phone: (425) 831-8225 or (425) 222-5037

Saturday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
BURIEN: Burien Community Center Theater
425 SW 144th St.
Burien, WA
Phone: (206) 988-3700

Saturday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m.
SHORELINE-LFP: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
15343 25th Ave. NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone: (206) 417-4645 or (206) 361-4280

Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m.
SAMMAMISH: Eastlake Performing Arts Center/Eastlake High School
400 228th Ave. N.E.
Sammamish, WA
Phone: (425) 898-0660

Saturday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m.
DUVALL: Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center/ Cedarcrest High School
29000 NE 150th Street
Duvall, WA
Phone: (425) 788-2983

February 12th, 2004
Thursday, February 12th: 8:00-9:50 p.m.
The Typing Explosion will perform at N.Y.U. at the Rosenthall Pavillion, Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 10th floor New York, NY
Open to public– small cover, discount for students.

January-February, 2004
As part of the CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER Residency Series- The Typing Explosion presents the All New Cabaret Spectacular, *LOVE, EXCITING LOVE!* Your Questions Answered! Your Mind Muddled! Your Life in Shambles! SEE the HUMAN HEART EXPOSED by the Poetic Deftness of the Three Lovely Explosionists! Each week’s show different from the Last- with Ongoing Sagas, Musical Interludes, Special Guests and Delicious Recipes.

1621 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
(off the corner of 12th Ave and E. Pine St, just E. of the Lincoln Reservoir, over from the Police Station and the Local Liquor Store)
A Slew of Seattle Winter Tuesdays:
January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd and 10th. Show starts at 8:00 pm, 21 & over. $12 General admission, $10 members of CHAC (membership free in 2003!) Tickets available at the door of the cabaret on the night of the show. For more information: or

December 9th-10th, 2003
The Typing Explosion Hits CHICAGO!
Tuesday, December 9th: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
280 S. Columbia Dr., Chicago, IL 60603
For more information, call 312-443-3703, or visit

Tuesday, December 9th: 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 10th: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
623 S.Wabash, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL
The Typing Explosion will perform in conjunction with the exhibition “Type/Writer,” a graphic celebration of the union of type and the written word. “Type/Writer”– an interdepartmental creative collaboration between Columbia College art and design students and fiction writing and poetry students– features hand-bound, typeset books, broadsides and ‘zines designed by art and design students with original content by select fiction writing students. The exhibition opens Monday, December 8th and runs through January 23rd in the college’s Hokin Gallery. For more information call 312-344-7696. All Typing Explosion shows in Chicago are free and open to the public.