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The SMITH Mag 2017 Gift Guide for Word Lovers

Monday, November 13, 2017
It’s that generous time of year again. Skip the line at Walmart with a fist full of gift cards, and instead give someone you love a gift that inspires their writer within. We’ve chosen some of our favorites from the
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Memoirist of the Month—November 2017: Amy Nealon

Thursday, November 2, 2017
“If you had told me that someday I would have contributions in two wonderful books, Crush and Six Words: Fresh Off the Boat…I wouldn’t believe it was true. I’m still blown away by that. It’s an absolute Sally Field moment for me I
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Classroom of the Month: Barbara Cheney’s 11th and 12th graders at Mount Tom Academy in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Sunday, October 29, 2017
How do students get on a path for success when high school graduation is in jeopardy? Mount Tom Academy in Holyoke, Massachusetts, located on the campus of Holyoke Community College, offers an alternative learning program for at-risk high school students. Barbara
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Bad Luck Told In Six Words

Friday, October 27, 2017
Were you able to avoid black cats and misfortune on Friday the 13th? For SixContest#105, we asked for your stories of bad luck in honor of the superstitious day. Many of you shared tales of poor timing (“Last minute homework, total power outage.
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Memoirist of the Month—October 2017: Michael Hellwig

Sunday, October 1, 2017
“Six-Word Memoirs pulled me back into writing and has become my place of solace and introspection. Here I can post my inner spirit with few rules or scrutiny. And at the same time, coming across a host of talented and interested
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What It Means To Be Welcoming

Friday, September 29, 2017
  In ways simple and grand, we each have our own approach to making others feel welcome. For SixContest#104, you were tasked to create your own definition and complete the phrase “Welcoming means ___ ___ ___ ___.” Naturally, many turned to food and
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