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Editors' Picks

Top Lucky Charms in Six Words

Friday, May 22, 2015
A penny may not be worth much anymore, but it’s still valued for the good luck it brings. For SixContest #52, inspired by National Lucky Penny Day on May 23, we asked for your six words on luck in its many forms. From
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Struggling? Reach Out. Resources are Available.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Life can be hard. Whether you are a teen or an adult, it may feel like no one around you understands or cares about your struggles. But you can be heard when you share with our community at Six-Word Memoirs.
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Top “May the Force…” Memoirs in Six Words

Friday, May 8, 2015
The Force was felt far and wide in SixContest #51 with more than five hundred submissions on our site and across social media! You channeled your inner Jedi, adding your own three words to complete the Star Wars-inspired quote, “May the Force
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Six Words For Mother’s Day: New Video + Live Show!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Six Words from SMITH Magazine’s next “Six Words and More Live” show is extra special for a few reasons. This show is our first collaboration with PEN World Voices International Festival, as well as our debut at the so-cool STREB space in
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Memoirist of the Month—May 2015: Kitty Maguire

Friday, May 1, 2015
“I remember thinking that I’d never get so involved with a website; that I was here for the occasional post and comment only. But the community has become a regular part of my life. The comments, the backstories, the photos,
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Classroom of the Month: Cathy Dyer’s 10th Grade English Classes at McKeel Academy of Technology

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
“I’ve gotten some of the most profound Six-Word Memoirs from the most struggling students.” Cathy Dyer has used Six-Word Memoirs in her classroom every year since 2009: “This is the only ice breaker activity that I’ve stuck with,” she explains. As a tenth grade
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