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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 [...]

“Curious to see what happens next” — Six Words from Teens in Bangladesh

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I asked some of my teen patrons as AISD to try the six-word memoir. AISD (American International School/Dhaka) is one of the top international schools with a population of 700 students (Pre-K-12). Our vision is to prepare students to become stewards of a just and sustainable world.
- Judyth Lessee, MS/HS Librarian, AIS/Dhaka, Bangladesh
Here’s what [...]

“Urban Hippie Loves Sunshine and Rain”—Six Words in My Old High School

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

After a trip back to my hometown this spring, where I worked with three classes of sixth graders and Mrs. Nixon’s third graders, which created this amazing six-word memoir book of their own, I was asked to talk to students at my high school in Moorestown, NJ. It’s slightly surreal to return to the place [...]

“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 [...]

Six-Word Memoirs by Teens—now live!

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Our first book of six-word memoirs, Not Quite What I Was Planning, featured life stories from “I’m ten and have an attitude” to “Seventy years, few tears, hairy ears.” Clearly it’s a concept that spans generations. But some of our very favorite responses came from teenagers, those smart, sassy, angst-filled truth-tellers whose lives are changing [...]

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