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Top Six-Word Spoiler of Your Life

Friday, June 24, 2016
We are the authors of our own stories. For SixContest #78 — inspired by Mary Elizabeth Williams’ new book, A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles, whose memoir about battling Stage IV Melanoma begins “SPOILER: I lived.” — we invited you to share the spoilers
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Top Family Stories In Six Words

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The personal histories that shape our families reach far and wide. For SixContest #77 — inspired by Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin star Diane Guerrero’s new memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided — we invited you to share your own family stories in
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Six Words & Harmony Project’s Inside/Out: Breaking Down Barriers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
One of the most meaningful collaborations in our Six in the City: Columbus initiative has been with David Brown’s Harmony Project, a community choir based in Columbus, Ohio, comprised of different races, ages, cultures, orientations and affiliations. This past winter, Harmony’s student choir shared their
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Mr. Ferry’s Illustration Class at Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, sets out to prepare its students to “transform the world creatively.” It is no wonder, then, that Six-Word Memoirs has found a place at this prestigious arts school. Assistant Professor John Ferry first
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Memoirist of the Month—June 2016: Christine Macdonald

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
“I pop onto Six-Word Memoirs every day or so for inspiration, to catch up on heartwarming stories of truth, current events and contests. I adore the connectivity the site provides. I am constantly amazed how one six-word sentence can spark
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#SixWordCommencement: A Toast To The #ClassOf2016

Friday, May 20, 2016
Glorious days are upon the next generation of scholars. For SixContest #76, we offer a gift of wise words from those who are making their procession this graduation season. Remember that life is unpredictable (“Embrace the world, even its thorns.” —SouthPorch) and sometimes
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