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Just Close Your Eyes And Listen: Teen Six-Word Audio

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

By Rachel

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.

4 responses

  1. Rachel says:

    P.S. I think my favorite is “Italian bookworm devours classics and canoles,” but the one I most relate to is “German last name, impossible to pronounce.”

  2. Abby says:

    Ah…I’m in there somewhere.

    Brings back memories.

  3. Emily says:

    You’re right after me, Abby darling. XD Oh yay! The “Italian bookworm” one is mine! :D Glad you liked it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    lol! Hi guys! I’m somewhere around there too…

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