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Video: Six-Word Memoirs on Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

A video reel—with a terrific soundtrack—of Six-Word Memoirs on Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll from contributors to the Six-Word Memoir project, along with some of our famous friends like Elizabeth Gilbert, Aimee Mann, Erica Jong, Adam Schlesinger, Raoul Felder, and more.

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

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

“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 [...]

“Always Dream in Sand, Surf, Sun.” Six Words at the Jersey Shore

Monday, August 20th, 2012

“Saturday to Saturday makes the summer.” - Mike Zinn
“Mini-golf is the best game ever.” - Danny Zinn (Mike’s son)

Six words have taken me as far as the Cayman Islands to lead a corporate workshop and as close as down the street to do a storytelling workshop with kids at an after-school program in Brooklyn. And [...]

“Begged, Auditioned, Waited, Worried …. I’m here!” Six Words & The Tony Awards

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

One of the most wonderful things about the Six-Word Memoir project is how it can be used to encapsulate a feeling that’s often hard to express. For the last three years at a fancy lunch to honor the Tony Award nominees, some of the world’s most famous folks in the theater world have been doing [...]

What’s Your Six-Word Stump Speech?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Immediately following the 2008 election, SMITH and the National Constitution Center asked you for the Six Words you hoped the hear from President Obama at his inauguration in an ongoing project we call “Six Words for America.” Now, as the presidential race heats up, we’re dipping back into the political arena as we invite [...]

SMITH Live: Video from the April 3 Story Show in Washington, DC

Monday, April 9th, 2012

SMITH Magazine celebrated the release of Oy! Only Six? Why Not More?— Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life with a live show at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in DC. Each storyteller had six minutes to reveal the backstory behind his or her Six-Word Memoir, and the evening ended with a Six-Word Story Slam from [...]

SMITHTeens Six-Word Search: Love

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Between the sappy drugstore displays and ever multiplying flower stands, you’d be hard pressed not to notice the presence of Valentine’s Day. Cards will be exchanged, boycotts will be launched and our own annual “Six Words on Love & Heartbreak” storytelling show at the 92YTribeca will attempt to appease the cynics and romantics alike. Like [...]

Eight Chosen Heebish Six-Word Memoirs

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This Hanukkah, SMITH teamed-up with Heeb Magazine, to choose a different Six-Word Memoir on The Jewish Life winner each night, a contest. Each of the eight winning scribes will get a free copy of our upcoming book, Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six Words on the Jewish Life, which will be available this [...]

Ten Questions Plus Six Words: The 10Q Project Returns

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

SMITH Magazine is pleased to once again bring the power of brevity to 10Q, a user-generated project we love—one inspired by the traditional ten days of reflection between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. And you don’t have to be Jewish to love 10Q. The project is a great way for anyone [...]

Six Words Live: “Something Very Speshel in the Summer”

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Thanks to performers and audience alike who made Monday night’s show, “I’m Only Popular at Summer Camp: Six-Word Memoirs on Camp, Summer Stock, and the Family Vacation,” a ball. Our storytellers included the likes of published authors such as Ann Leary, Abby Ellin, Josh Wolk, and Deborah Copaken Kogan; fabulous Broadway vets like Susan Blackwell [...]

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