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September’s Memoirist of the Month: Karen Golden

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

“I love that Six Words is truly a community. I love that people come and go, and I especially love that people stay.”

Name: Karen Golden
Place: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Member since: May 2011
Browse through the reams of Six-Word Memoirs from notjustagirlintheworld—at well over 2,000, there are plenty to peruse—and you’ll discover a clever (“Cloud 8 [...]

The Six-Word Festival on Twitter! Sept. 24-26—With Katie Couric, Tim Gunn, Todd English, Jane Pratt, Tim Ferriss and More!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Above: Celebrity chef Todd English, media icon Jane Pratt, and comedian Michael Ian Black join the #SixWord Festival on Twitter.

Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine announces its first annual Six-Word Festival on Twitter. This Six-Word Festival celebrates the form that SMITH Magazine launched in collaboration with Twitter in 2006 and has now inspired more [...]

Six-Word Search: Back to School

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Whether you’re a preschooler, middle schooler, high schooler, college student, teacher, professor, or parent, the end of August signifies a return to the books. Even for those who no longer step foot in locker-lined hallways, the memories, bitter or sweet, come back every fall. Back to school ads litter drugstores and Staples, and the rush [...]

Television Serial Sixes

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013


The end of summer brings to mind…the coming fall television season! We may be in the age of Netflix and binge-watcing, but many of our favorite shows still arrive the old-fashioned way: episode by episode, week by week, season by season. The Six-Word community has a lot to say about the tube as this [...]

Six Word Search: Your Summer In Six

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Summer is a fleeting, mixed bag of sun-drenched fun and emotionally fraught experiences (read: family vacations). Whether you’ve decided to spend Summer 2013 gorging on over-processed delicacies at a state fair, sweating and sun-bathing on the sandy shores of a beach or watching your kids chase each other around the sprinkler to the noxious yet [...]

A Royal Search for Sixes

Monday, August 5th, 2013

In honor of the birth of England’s newest heir, this Six-Word Search is dedicated to the land of tea, the BBC, Burberry and all that classic Brit Lit you had to read in high school. England has produced epic proportions of popular culture from Sherlock Holmes to 007 to Harry Potter and so much more. [...]

Six-Word Memoirs in Words and Images

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

This week’s Six-Word Memoirs deal with internal struggles, namely the emotional turmoil they create and, more importantly, the strength it takes to overcome them. To see all of this week’s illustrated memoirs, visit SMITH Magazine’s Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

August’s Memoirist of the Month: Kathryn Campbell

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

“I always thought I’d write a novel, and when I was younger I’d draft chapters with the big end goal in mind. But when I discovered short story form, and then poetry, and then six words, I came to the realization that often, less is more.”
Name: Kathryn Campbell
Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
SMITH Member Since: April 2011
Kathryn [...]

Six-Word Search: Wondering Why

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Lurking behind the often simple questions of who, what, and where, comes the more complex why. “Why?” is the one word underlying everything we do. Sometimes we ask ourselves why, at other times we figure, why not? At times all we want to know is why, but soon even this question becomes irrelevant. Then it’s [...]

Six-Word Searching for Sleep

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Last month, The New York Times released this article exploring the ramifications on the mind and body caused by a lack of sleep. Lately, there just seems to be too much to accomplish when the sun is up that our designated sleeping hours are getting cut drastically short. Some six-word scribes believe that believe [...]

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