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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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Top Celebrity Crushes in Six Words

Friday, April 24, 2015
They say you never forget your first love and apparently your celebrity crushes are just as memorable! For SixContest #50, we asked you to tell us which celebs captured your desires. Teen Beat may be long gone, but as your memoirs
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Six-Word Memoirs Meetup on OSU Campus—And How to Hold Your Own

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Meetups are a fun, interactive way to introduce concepts and connect people within communities. At the end of March, with the help of student organizations The Grove (Ohio State’s creative writing journal), and EUGO (OSU’s English Undergraduate Organization), a group of Buckeyes met on The
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Top “Madness” Memoirs in Six Words

Friday, April 10, 2015
From media mania to personal pet peeves, madness is among us. For SixContest #49, we asked you to capture madness in its many forms. Some memoirs were driven by delirium, while others were nimbly neurotic. With so much that drives
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