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September’s Member of the Month, Melesha Johnny: Dancing Through Life, Six Words at a Time

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

September’s Member of the Month Melesha Johnny (mzejay) wasn’t expecting to become a part of a rich storytelling community when she purchased a case of Honest Tea at her local warehouse store in Northern California. She was just thirsty. But from the moment she opened a bottle of tea and discovered a Six-Word Memoir [...]

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

Monday, August 6th, 2012

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 [...]

August’s Member of the Month, Manuela Josefina Hernández Sánchez: From The Hague with Love

Monday, August 6th, 2012

I was only eight years old, and spending the summer at my grandmother’s house in a small Dominican town, when I wrote my first story. It was about a hummingbird that came to sing by my window whose nest had fallen.
To understand August Member of the Month Manuela Josefina Hernández Sánchez’s (Amapola) writing life, [...]

June’s Member of the Month Alicia Jacobs: The Art of the Six-Word Memoir

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

June Member of the Month Alicia Jacobs (aka aliciacandraw on SMITH) doesn’t just pen Six-Word Memoirs, she hand letters them right into her fanciful dreamscapes of teepees, tornados and skylines. According to Jacobs, the visual connection between the memoirs and her illustrations is the key to her illustrated Six-Worders, which were the subject of [...]

Skill Sets: How to Run an Intern Program in a Small Shop

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

At this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival, SMITH founder and editor, Larry Smith, and Andrew Macguire, founder of InternMatch.com, led a panel about how small business can offer an effective and ethical internship program. We had a great conversation with the assembled crowd (a large one, especially given that we were scheduled the same [...]

SMITH Live—Spring 2012—LA, SF, DC, Boston, Portland

Monday, March 5th, 2012

SMITH Magazine starts here on the web for many of us, but each year we’ve ramped up the rest of what hope is a 360-degree storytelling experience for the community. And there’s truly nothing like emerging from behind the screens and experiencing live storytelling. We have an awesome line-up of live events this spring [...]

SMITH Live Story Shows—NYC, London, DC—Jan., Feb., March, April

Monday, January 9th, 2012

SMITH Magazine is meant to be a 360 storytelling experience, from our web site to our books to our live storytelling shows and slams. We’ve got a huge line-up of live events this winter and spring and hope you’ll join us for evenings of fun, surprising, inspirational storytelling. (The crowds are extremely smart [...]

Happy National Smith Day. And Now We Are 6.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Six years ago, on January 6, 2006, I launched SMITH Magazine. It was about time.
For three years prior, I wandered in the media desert, looking for funding or a fancy publishing partner. I got meetings because I had been working in magazines for a while and had a prototype created by legendary art director [...]

January’s Member of the Month: Lynn LeBlanc’s Three Generations of Sixers

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

For Member of the Month Lynn LeBlanc, known as Loon,
Six-Word Memoirs are a family affair. Once LeBlanc got the Six-Word bug, he explains, “I began to compose thousands of Six-Word Memoirs and
pestering my close friends and relatives to read and evaluate them.” In the process of writing over 5,000 Six-Word Memoirs, he inspired his [...]

Welcome to Six-Word Memoirs and SMITH Magazine

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

If you’ve found this welcome note or clicked on the link from your “verification email,” you’re probably new to our storytelling community. Whether in 6 or 600 words, that is our passion, our drive: storytelling. Our six-word tagline is “Everyone has a story—what’s yours?” Here’s part of our own story.
The most popular neighborhood in the [...]

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