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SMITH Live: Oct. 29-Nov. 18—Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Houston; New Jersey; Virginia Beach

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

SMITH loves hitting the road for live storytelling events and talks. Here’s what’s cooking in the coming weeks.
Six Words on Political Life at the National Constitution Center
More than 25,000 Six-Word Stump Speeches have been shared in our interactive exhibition at Philadephia’s National Constitution Center. On Oct. 29 we’re having a special politically themed [...]

February’s Member of the Month: SMITH Teener Callie

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

We’ve seen Six-Word Memoirs in a lot of forms—from books, to board games, calendars and T-shirts—but this one, quite literally, takes the cake. February’s Member of the Month is Callie, who goes by the handle songwriter on SMITH Teens, and is a thirteen-year-old six-word savant from Ohio. She first discovered SMITH Teens in school, when [...]

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 [...]

October’s Member of the Month: Jace Daniel Albao, eBook Evangelist

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

“Nope, the name’s not short for Jason, and it’s not Jase with an s. It’s ace with a J,” explains October Member of the Month Jace Daniel Albao, whose father had a thing for cards. “He wanted to give his first born a name that rhymed with ace. I’ve done my best to substantiate his [...]

Welcome to SMITH

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

If you’re new around here, maybe finding us via NPR, welcome to SMITH, a community for storytellers.
We’re best known for the Six-Word Memoir project, which we started a few years ago and has taken off in ways which we could never have imagined. Dubbed “American Haiku,” Six-Word Memoirs have become a global phenomenon, found in [...]

“Digital Life” Airs on Feb. 2 (TiVo Lost….Turn on FRONTLINE!)

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Our partner in the “Six-Words on the Digital Life” challenge, FRONTLINE/Digital Nation, is airing a new doc, Digital Nation, on PBS on February 2, 9pm, created by Rachel Dretzin and friend o’ SMITH, Douglas Rushkoff. Based on years of reporting in the field, as well as submissions to PBS’ Digital Nation project from [...]

21 Gifts for Storytellers (SMITH’s Idea of a Gift Guide…)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Somehow, while you were still basking in the tryptophan glow of Thanksgiving, the winter holiday season began. Now that it’s December, there’s no turning back: it’s time to shop.
The trick to holiday shopping is finding a gift that suits a person’s personality without emptying your wallet. This can be an easy match when [...]

Sold! At $4.50 a Word….

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Sold! We recently teamed up with Rob Walker and Josh Glenn’s Significant Objects project to see how well Six Words works with their contention that objects with stories attached to them increase in value. The pair have recruited writers like William Gibson, Nicholson Baker, and Curtis Sittenfeld to craft significance for flotsam purchased on [...]

Tuesday: Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

See the show, be the show. A few dozen Six-Word Memoirists are part of an amazing show this Tuesday, November 17 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. We’re joining the one and only Rick Moody, master storyteller and now HBO sensation Jonathan Ames (illustrated here by Nick Bertozzi), This American Life’s Starlee Kine, [...]

Six-Word Memoirs from Brooklyn’s New York Harbor School

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

We’re not sure why, but teens seem to have a natural talent when it comes to writing six-word memoirs. And as we’ve seen before, six-word memoirs as an exercise in the classroom always turns out some really fantastic work. Continuing with this tradition are the students of Brooklyn’s own Urban Assembly New York Harbor School with [...]

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