Editors’ Blog

SMITH Live—Stories Popping up in the Jersey Shore, NYC and More

Monday, August 6th, 2012

By Larry Smith

SMITH has a huge line-up of live events in the coming months, with three very fun and very different evenings of storytelling coming up along the Eastern seaboard.

August 8, LBI Foundation, Long Beach Island, NJ, 6pm. Larry Smith makes his happy return to the Jersey Shore of his youth in a presentation about the Six-Word Memoir project at the Long Beach Island Foundation, a nonprofit that offers workshops and lectures on art and science to kids and adults alike. On display at the Foundation: Six-Word Memoir creations from sixth graders who have been working in “memory boxes” that contain six-word remembrances and hopes for the future. Read more about this talk in The Sandpaper.

August 16, New York City—the way-cool pop-up store, called (this month) ST [New York] RY, 6pm. Join Larry and retail innovating master Rachel Shechtman for “Does the Naked Cowbody Get Cold?” a Six-Word Slam about New York City. We’ll issue Six-Word Challenges on the spot and give out prizes for audience favorites. The event is free but space is very limited so RSVP’ing is recommended. Read more about ST [New York] RY on Coolhunting.

September 20, a Six-Word Story Show at 92YTribeca, New York City, 7pm. SMITH Live returns to 92YTribeca for “Let Me in Your Narrative Whore”— a Six-Word Story Show on Creative Life.” Six storytellers will each begin with six words that sums of his or her creative life from the worlds or writing, art and music—and then have six minutes to tell us more. Join our Facebook page for updates on the performers for this show.

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