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Guest Post: Six Slammin’ in Mankato, MN

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

At the Six-Word Memoir event May 14 in Mankato, Minnesota, four of us contributors sat at a table telling our stories to the audience, all the while a guy with a fancy professional camera snapped pictures from every angle.

I didn’t know this man. I’ve lived in this town for 14 years, and having worked at [...]

CONTEST: Six-Word Stories About Philadelphia

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I think Philadelphia rocks. I grew up just 20 minutes outside the city, went to college there, am in and out of the city as often as I can. I loved the last Rocky movie, live for dinner in South Philly, have written thousands of words on Philly fans and am hopelessly devoted to the [...]

“Bottomless Pockets Filled With Endless Opportunities”* (a six-word slam report)

Friday, April 11th, 2008

You know you’re at a six-word slam in New York City when one of the six-word memoirs is, “There is no place like Barneys.”

EVENT: A Six-Word Salon with The Hired Guns (Win an Ipod)

Monday, April 7th, 2008

We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, April 10 in New York City for a high-energy event with The Hired Guns, a company that’s a cross between the coolest headhunter for creative types ever and a top marketing shop, founded by my pal Allison Hemming. Rachel and I will talk about the making of a [...]

“Not Just Here for the Beer”: A KGB Bar Reading

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

In my decade in New York, I’ve often been the guy squashed up against the mahogany bar at a crowded reading at KGB Bar, the perfect NYC setting to share stories, drink, and share more stories. As such, it was a special thrill to hold a six-word memoir reading and slam at KGB—and downright mind-blowing [...]

Six Words @ Google, the Video

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Here’s the video of our trip to Google in mid-February. We had a good, if tough crowd (meaning: that didn’t laugh at enough of our jokes), and now it’s archived for eternity, or until there’s no more Google, whichever comes first.

On Tour: Portland Rocks!

Monday, February 25th, 2008

So, in case I’m not the last person to figure this out: Portland rocks. Everyone’s cute and friendly and literate beyond compare.
We arrived Friday and did a fun interview with KINK FM. Their listeners had already begun submitting six-word memoirs, and we got to select the winners and read them on the air. I [...]

Six Gone Google

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Rachel, Tim and I were delighted to be invited to the authors@google series today at company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. We told the story of the making of Not Quite What I Was Planning to a crowd of Googlers who we presume were not also going to see the tennis star James Blake later [...]

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