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Video: Six-Words on Mothers & Fathers, from Adults & Kids

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

In this sweet spot between Mother’s and Father’s Day, we wanted to share with some of our favorite Six-Word Memoirs on mothers and fathers from SMITH Magazine community members and SMITHTeeners. This video was lovingly edited by Linda Liu, and greeted audience members as they walked into our most recent Six-Word Memoir Story Show at [...]

“Will I Tiger Dad My Son?” Stories from The Six-Word Show, 5/18/11

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

A New Yorker writer who’s spoken everywhere (and conquered Hollywood) telling a story following a scientist who’s never told a story in front of an audience (and who then passes the mic to his son). The winner of our Facebook contest leaving the crowd in stitches right before the founder of the leading hip hop [...]

“Mom’s a puzzle. Little Pieces Everywhere”—Six-Word MOMoirs

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Fired therapist, one mother is enough. Sometimes mom needs a timeout. Mommy’s boobies no longer daddy’s boobies. Mom’s big Get Even: my kids. Mom is transgender. Hey new dad! In meeting. Binky in suit pocket. I’m pregnant. I’m not a buddha. A sake mom, not soccer [...]

“Of course, I sleep better now.”—Six-Word Memoir Meetups Bloom

Monday, February 21st, 2011

At our event at the 92YTribeca in New York City, and in smaller gatherings across the country, Six-Word Memoirists met on Valentine’s Day to share their stories of love and heartbreak.
Twenty-two inches of snow could not stop memoirists in Chicago from meeting over pizza in passionate Six-Word Memoirist Coleen Goodson’s kitchen. In Washington, DC, a [...]

Send a Six-Word Valentine—Here’s How.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Faster than USPS. Cooler than an e-card. It’s the Six-Word Valentine. It’s so simple we didn’t even need to create any new tech to make it work. Here’s how you do it.
1. Think about someone special you want to send a short love, like, or lust note to.
2. Go to the Six Words on Love [...]

February 14: “Married by Elvis: Divorced by Friday”: Six-Word Memoir Show & Story Slam

Monday, January 24th, 2011

“Silently suffered his facial hair experiments.”
“Husband won’t confirm Facebook status.”
“Arranged marriage now sounding pretty good.”
“Engaged in Jerusalem. Thank you, God.”
“My mother warned me about you.”
Whether you’re spending the evening with that special someone or taking a stand against romance, come out for a night of Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak at the 92YTribeca [...]

Six Words on Coming Home From War

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

SMITH Magazine is honored to team up with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to bring you Six-Word Memoirs about coming home from war. IAVA was founded in 2004 by Paul Rieckhoff, who served as a First Lieutenant and infantry rifle platoon leader in the Iraq war from 2003-2004, and wrote about his experiences [...]

Guest Blog: Six-Word Memoir Signing in Missouri

Monday, April 19th, 2010

While I may not have had a maze of long lines (or people camping out the night before) like fans did for Sarah Palin and Dog the Bounty Hunter—both of whom were at our local Borders in Springfield, MO recently—I did have a strong, loyal showing for my first-ever book signing for It All [...]

“I Still Practice My Oscar Speech”

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Jennifer Labbienti tells a short backstory about her Six-Word Memoir, “I Still Practice My Oscar Speech,” at a reading in Seattle’s University Books on January 13, 2010.

“Dad’s funeral. Daughter’s birth. Flowers everywhere.”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Tiffany Shlaln, a wonderful media maker, shares a powerful six-word memoir, and the backstory, at a reading at San Francisco’s Book Passage on January 12, 2010 during our tour for It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

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