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Memoirist of the Month: August 2015—Leigh Giza

Saturday, August 1, 2015
“I feel like I have come to know many of the wonderful writers who share their wonderful memoirs, even though I’ve never actually met any of them.” Name: Leigh Giza Place: Bristow, Virginia SMITH Member Since: August 2010 Leigh Giza has built
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Top Dream Vacations in Six Words

Friday, July 31, 2015
As the summer season hits its stride, everyone is thinking about that ultimate getaway. For SixContest #57, whether it’s going on an international adventure or finding solitude, we asked you to share your dream vacation in Six Words. We loved your desires to connect
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Top Literary Sequels in Six Words

Friday, July 17, 2015
Go Set a Watchman finally debuted this week as the unexpected second book from Harper Lee, beloved author of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Since summer is the season of sequels, for SixContest #56 we asked you to take cherished books and
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Classroom of the Month: Amy O’Meara’s 4th Grade Writing Class at Temple Terrace Elementary

Monday, July 6, 2015
Amy O’Meara brought Six-Word Memoirs to her classes at Temple Terrace Elementary in Florida after being introduced to the concept by Cathy Dyer, a nearby teacher whose high school students were a recently featured Classroom of the Month. As a
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Top Pride Memoirs In Six Words

Friday, July 3, 2015
Tremendous strides have been made recently towards marriage equality for all. In honor of LGBT National Pride Month, for SixContest #55 we asked you to share expressions of pride in Six Words. Many memoirs lauded the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v.
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Memoirist of the Month—July 2015: Guy Austin

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Now I write regularly and have actually submitted short stories to publishers — nothing published, but receiving rejection letters actually makes me smile. It means I’m trying. I would never have done so without having been involved on this site.
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