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Ms. Parks’s Eighth-Grade Students At Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Monday, June 19, 2017
Sandy Parks, librarian at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, discovered Six-Word Memoirs when she read our book for teens: I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure. Parks saw an opportunity to create a lesson
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What “Adulting” Means In Six Words

Friday, June 2, 2017
Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor
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Memoirist of the Month—June 2017: Tanya Arterburn

Thursday, June 1, 2017
“Even though we live in a hyper-connected world, many of us are still insulated from each other in our daily lives. Six Words gives people a unique opportunity to express themselves and connect by exchanging glimpses into a perfect stranger’s
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Top Six Words on a Gender-Balanced World

Friday, May 12, 2017
Six-Word Memoirs partnered with Emmy-nominated filmmaker & Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and her acclaimed participants on May 10 for the first annual 50/50 Day—a global summit on gender equality. For this special SixContest, we challenged everyone to come up
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Ms. Vinikoff’s Sixth-Grade English Class at Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Friday, May 5, 2017
The Six Words concept has followed English teacher Andrea Vinikoff throughout her life, starting in high school and continuing in college when she was assigned Six-Word Memoirs in some of her classes. When the Virginia Beach native became a teacher, she
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Memoirist of the Month—May 2017: Ken S.

Monday, May 1, 2017
“A huge turning point for me was being published in The Best Advice in Six Words book. It gave my work validation that’s fueled my efforts ever since and is one of the momentous occasions of my life. ” Name: Ken
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