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Editors' Picks

Classroom of the Month: Debra Freedman’s Creative Writing Class at Burlington Township High School

Friday, May 29, 2015
After seeing the book Not Quite I Was Planning at a bookstore, Debra Freedman decided to start using Six-Word Memoirs in her classes at Burlington Township High School in Burlington, New Jersey, On the first day of class, Freedman asked students
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Top Lucky Charms in Six Words

Friday, May 22, 2015
A penny may not be worth much anymore, but it’s still valued for the good luck it brings. For SixContest #52, inspired by National Lucky Penny Day on May 23, we asked for your six words on luck in its many forms. From
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Struggling? Reach Out. Resources are Available.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Life can be hard. Whether you are a teen or an adult, it may feel like no one around you understands or cares about your struggles. But you can be heard when you share with our community at Six-Word Memoirs.
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Top “May the Force…” Memoirs in Six Words

Friday, May 8, 2015
The Force was felt far and wide in SixContest #51 with more than five hundred submissions on our site and across social media! You channeled your inner Jedi, adding your own three words to complete the Star Wars-inspired quote, “May the Force
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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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