Above: Celebrity chef Todd English, media icon Jane Pratt, and comedian Michael Ian Black join the #SixWord Festival on Twitter.
Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine announces its first annual Six-Word Festival on Twitter. This Six-Word Festival celebrates the form that SMITH Magazine launched in collaboration with Twitter in 2006 and has now inspired more than half a million six-word stories on SixWordMemoirs.com. From September 24-26, this virtual storytelling celebration will consist entirely of Six-Word prompts and Six-Word tweets in response.
The #SixWord Festival will engage anyone with a Twitter handle to share their stories—in just six words—on topics spanning pop culture, politics, humor, advice, and current events. Luminaries and partnering communities will be participating—including Tim Gunn
, Todd English
, Jane Pratt
, Jason Biggs
(along with other cast members of Orange is the New Black
), Rob Delaney
, Tim Ferriss
, Michael Ian Black
, A.J. Jacobs
, Baratunde Thurston
, David Plotz
, To Write Love on Her Arms
and its amazing roster of writers in a new project called Unscrolled
, and more—sharing their own stories in #sixwords, retweeting their favorites and serving as judges for daily winners. HarperCollins, the publisher of the bestsellingSix-Word Memoir book series
, will give out books every six minutes during the festival. A selection of the best tweets in #sixwords will be included in a forthcoming Six-Word Memoir book.
Check back at the Six-Word Festival on Twitter homepage for updates on participating celebrities, the schedule and prizes.
Want to take part in the Six-Word Festival? It’s easy.
1. Follow @sixwords on Twitter.
2. Check the Six-Word Festival on Twitter homepage for the full schedule, real-time tweets during the festival, daily editors’ favorites, as well as winners.
3. On Sept. 24, 25, 26 share your own responses in #sixwords to challenges posed by our amazing cast of celebrity tweeters and judges and you could win books, cupcakes, and more.
About Six Words
Six Words from SMITH Magazine began in collaboration with Twitter in November 2006 with a simple prompt, “Can you tell the story of your life in Six Words?” and now boasts more than 700,000 Six-Word stories on SixWordMemoirs.com and SMITHTeens.com. Six-Word Memoirs is a bestselling book series and phenomenon found in classroom, churches, and at live Six-Word “slams” across the world. Six-Word Memoirs from SMITH has been featured everywhere from CNN and NPR to Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and The New Yorker. Celebrities such as Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler, Deepak Chopra, Taylor Swift, Dave Eggers, Jane Fonda, Malcolm Gladwell, and Mario Batali have penned Six-Worders, along with hundreds of thousands of people across the world.
Contact: Six-Word Memoir editor Larry Smith for more information.