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Editors' Picks

“It All Starts at the Table”: Six Words on Hunger with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Thursday, April 20, 2017
At heart, Six-Word Memoirs is an uncomplicated concept: a tool for boiling down anything to its essence. But I like to call Six Words “deceptively simple.” I say that because it’s often hard to define the essence of who you are and
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Top Six Words for Stress Relief

Friday, April 14, 2017
Everyone needs a break from the daily grind. As we get caught up in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget how to de-stress. For SixContest #96, in honor of Stress Awareness month, we asked for your six words on relieving stress. Your suggestions
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Classroom of the Month: Professor Merwin’s Advanced English Students at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lindy Merwin focuses on creativity and critical thinking skills in her advanced English college course at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico. Six-Word Memoirs has been especially useful as she helps students navigate the differences in writing styles between Spanish and English. Merwin explains
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Memoirist of the Month—April 2017: Lisa Kothe

Saturday, April 1, 2017
“Way back in 2008, I heard an NPR piece on Six-Word Memoirs. I remember buying the book, Not Quite What I was Planning, for the library and loved it. It’s a peaceful, creative alternative to social media.” Name: Lisa Kothe Place: Safety Harbor,
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Top Six Memoirs on Spring Cleaning

Friday, March 31, 2017
On the heels of Daylight Saving Time comes the tradition of spring cleaning. For SixContest #95 we asked you to add three words and complete the phrase “My Spring Cleaning.” With nearly 500 entries on and Twitter, you are ready to clean
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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Bechard’s English Classes At Lord Dorchester Secondary School In Ontario, Canada

Monday, March 20, 2017
At Lord Dorchester Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, Six-Word Memoirs helps secondary school students open up to writing, offering an easy and engaging extension of their classroom learning. English teacher Jamie Bechard adorns her classroom wall with this six-word tenet: “Give your voice value with
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