Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Six-Word Memoirs by Teens book finalist Natalia Jimenez writes:
I heard about this project through writing camp. I spent three weeks of my summer at UVA’s Young Writers’ Workshop, where all of our counselors were obsessed with the idea of six words. The fiction class wrote six word stories. The playwriting class wrote 6 word plays. The poetry class wrote 6 word poems. And my class, the nonfiction class, wrote six word memoirs. At the end of the three weeks, we all wrote six word memoirs, and recorded them back to back.
And HERE, for your listening pleasure, is a waterfall of words, six at a time, illuminating the teen experience. I’m keeping mine on repeat.