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October 1, 2021

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Six-Word Memoirs!

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year: Hundreds of Stories on the Pandemic

“An inspiring time capsule of our unprecedented time!”

Hundreds of Six-Word Memoirs from teachers, students, and parents on the pandemic.

October 2, 2021

Six In Schools

Join over 5,000 teachers who have applied the acclaimed Six-Word Memoir™ writing format to their classrooms!

The simple ready-made lesson plan to create your own classroom book, featuring your students as the published authors and illustrators.


Which parent has me this week?

—Camille Conner

Six-Word Memoir of the Day - Dec 7, 2021
Six-Word Memoirs contest ends November 30th

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"They may be short, but these six-word memoirs are powerful reflections"


"Like traditional Japanese poetry, the new pop-culture haiku says a lot with few words."

TIME Magazine

“Makes for compulsive reading and prove arguably as insightful as any 300+ page biography."

Publishers Weekly

“The brilliance is in the brevity.”

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"A fabulously appealing exercise both for writers and for readers."

The Telegraph

“So Romantic. And So Brief.”


"Six-Word Memoirs have been lodged in the literary firmament"

Los Angeles Times

“You could spend a lifetime brainstorming.”

The New Yorker

“Will thrill minimalists and inspire maximalists.”

Vanity Fair

“Larry Smith is on a quest to spark the creativity of aspiring writers.”

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In settings such as in boardrooms, classrooms, staff retreats, and conferences, Six-Word Memoirs® is a simple concept that’s become an effective tool to spark conversation, crystalize goals, and boil anything down to its core. Larry Smith has spoken at conferences across the world and led workshops in companies such as ESPN, Levi’s, Dell, JPMorganChase, and Shutterfly, as well as at schools and nonprofits of all kinds.

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