Six-Word Memoir of the Day - May 20, 2022
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.
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October 1, 2021
Six-Word Memoirs contest ends May 31st
Put Your Six To The Test.
Your Turn. Say It In Six™
Six in Schools Teachers!
Bring Six-Word Memoirs to class
Since we launched the Six-Word Memoir project, educators across the world have found six words to be a terrific classroom assignment and catalyst for self-expression. Here we celebrate students’ work from classrooms across the world.
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The press is buzzing about Six
"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."
“Makes for compulsive reading and prove arguably as insightful as any 300+ page biography."
“The brilliance is in the brevity.”
New York Post
"A fabulously appealing exercise both for writers and for readers."
“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.”
“Larry Smith is on a quest to spark the creativity of aspiring writers.”
Speaking & Workshops
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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.
Meet the Community
THEY SAY IT IN SIX: