Six Picks: “Poet in the city: pretty, gritty.”

September 14th, 2007 by Larry Smith

1378087027_d1b8279731_m.jpgThat’s the sweet six-word memoir of a New Yorker in London, who just blogged about our six-word memoir project, as well as about other spots to share your stories online. Six words also received a shout out from’s recent mention of the six-word memoir project as a part of its Adult Education situation. Who knew?

Another six pick: In the spirit of the six-word memoir, SMITH has proposed a panel at the famed and fun South by Southwest Interactive conference. It’s like this: conference attendees propose many of SXSWi’s panels. Then, anyone can cruise through the list of panels and vote on what sounds good (and you can do so even if you haven’t been to the conference or even plan on attending). Our panel, Best Thing I Learned: Six-Word Lesson from the Past Year, is pitched as a way to hear from tons of entrepreneurs and media makers about what they’ve learned via our fun and effective six-word form. It’s like a six-word poetry slam for geeks. Read more about it, register (it’s free and I promise you takes 30 seconds), and, please please please vote for six!!

Six pic from Flickr user Leo Reynolds.