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Valentine’s List: Rum, Vodka, Gin, Kleenex — A Musical!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

As we count down to Valentine’s Day, it’s hard not to be nostalgic for last year. Instead of one date, I had almost 300, all readers and writers and storytellers packed into my favorite place. Frank showed postcards; Davey read found love letters; Jason showed off mixtapes; David and Neil mortified us all. But nothing [...]

“Life is hard, eat more chocolate”—Scenes from the Six-Word Book Tour

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

There was sex, there were tears, there was chocolate. There were limited-edition Six-Word Memoir buttons for everyone who shared a memoir. Here are a few scenes from the It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure book tour. Next up: a special evening at the 92nd Street Y on [...]

SMITH Turns 4—With Our Fourth Six-Word Memoir Book!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

It’s SMITH Magazine’s four-year anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than with the release of our fourth book of Six-Word Memoirs, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.. The sequel to Not Quite What I Was Planning includes nearly one thousand new six-word sagas from writers [...]

CONTEST & EVENT: Six Words on NYC @ The 92nd Street Y

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

On January 24, SMITH is having a very special event at the 92nd Street Y to celebrate the release our next Six-Word Memoir book, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.. We’ll talk about the brilliance of brief writing with A.J. Jacobs, Amy Sohn, and Ben Yagoda, and [...]

“Nada y pues nada, Hemingway says”—Writopia Teens Rock the Library

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

We thought we were impressed when the students from the Writopia writing program sent in their six-word memoirs. They were sensitive, thoughtful, and clever. Some were mega-meta, spanning Hemingway to high school and back again. But that was nothing compared to the talent and poise these kids exude in person.
Reading at the beautiful Jefferson [...]

“Mexican and Jewish: I love carnitas.” (A Litquake Report)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

“Remember to masturbate before meeting ex.”
“The psychic said I’d be richer.”
“Mexican and Jewish: I love carnitas.”
These were the sweet six-word sounds from the crowd of more than 100 people who crammed into Clarion Alley in San Francisco for SMITH Magazine’s six-word memoir slam during the world-famous Litcrawl earlier this month. We even had our [...]

Six-Word Slam at Litquake!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

SMITH is in San Francisco for Litquake, a week-long festival of readings, panels, and parties. We’re thrilled to be a part of Litquake with a Six-Word Memoir Reading & Slam this Saturday, October 11 at 8:30 in Clarion Alley, between 17th & 18th Streets, Mission and Valencia Streets. On hand will be some famous [...]

Six-Minute Plays From Six-Word Memoirs

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Theatre troupe The Anthropologists are among the wide variety of folks creating their own six-inspired projects. Here are some pictures from their last community-based performance—a play written on the spot from the six-word memoirs of audience members. New Yorkers can be a part of it this Saturday in Washington Heights.

Saturday in Harlem: Unofficial Event!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

We love to see our readers take the Six Word Project and run with it—to school, church, or spin class. Saturday, August 30th, a theater group called The Anthropologists is running it all around the park! Join them, and see community playwriting in action.

It All Happened There in Philly - Six Words in a Land We Love

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Going to Philadelphia this past weekend was a sort of homecoming. It’s in Philly that I met SMITH cofounder Tim Barkow on the first day of college. Who can forget a guy who by way of introduction says, “My name is Tim. I like to paint sneakers.” He was a geek before I knew that [...]

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