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This Week! SMITH Magazine’s Annual Love & Heartbreak Story Show

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

By Larry Smith

“Married by Elvis. Divorced by Friday.”
“Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.”
“Hired me. Fired me. Married me.”
“Someone should have objected at my wedding.”
“Much married; fourth time is charmed.”

On February 14, SMITH Magazine and the teen writing community Figment present “It’s Like My Heart Has Sciatica,” our annual Love and Heartbreak story show at NYC’s amazing 92YTribeca. Each storyteller starts with a Six-Word Memoir on the evening’s theme and then reveals the backstory in about six minutes. The evening ends with an audience “Six-Word Slam,” in which you’re invited to share a Six-Word Memoir on love, heartbreak or any part of your life.

February 14, 2013
Happy Hour: 6-7pm
Show: 7-8:30pm
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., NYC
advance tickets (recommended)—just $10 (more at the door)

Our storytellings include:

OPHIRA EISENBERG is the host of NPR’s new weekly trivia, puzzle, and game show, “Ask Me Another.” She’s performs stand-up across the country, is a regular host of The Moth, and the author of a forthcoming memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, coming out in April from Seal Press.

A.J. JACOBS is the editor-at-large at Esquire and author of four New York Times bestsellers including, The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, My Life as an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself, and most recently, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.

DAVID CRABB is an actor, writer, Moth Slam host, and co-producer of the live storytelling series, Ask Me Stories. He has been a member of the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company since 2001, starring in productions in NYC and abroad in Paris & Edinburgh. His solo show “Bad Kid” was a 2012 New York Times Critics’ Pick. He’s currently working on a memoir based on the show.

CATIE LAZARUS is a writer and host of the podcast, Employee of the Month Show, which is recorded live at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She has contributed to The Daily Beast, Slate, Bust, Cosmo, Gawker, and is currently writing a column for The Billfold.

ABBY ELLIN is a journalist whose work is frequently found in The New York Times and author of an investigative memoir, Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs in on Living Large, Losing Weight and How Parents Can (and Can’t) Help. She has invented an ice cream flavor, Karamel Sutra, available from Ben & Jerry’s.

BRYAN CHRISTIAN runs the marketing department at Hyperion Books in New York and has worked in publishing the past eleven years, working on a wide range of best-selling books from memoir to fiction. His friends can attest to the fact that he communicates by anecdote, with most stories starting with “Oh, so get this.”

JACKIE YANG is a 16 year-old high school student living in Tampa, Fl and is the winner of SMITH and Figment’s six-word love letter/six-word break-up note contest. Read the winning backstory behind her Six-Word Letter, “A Goodbye is a Thank You” on Figment.

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