Memoirist of the Month: May 2016—Jamie W.

“The most beautiful Sixes I have ever read on this site were posted well after midnight, when the writers’ hopes and fears are unchained. I write more easily late at night, so that’s when I do most of my own

Classroom of the Month: 6th Grade ELA classes at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in Central Falls, Rhode Island

What’s at the heart of Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy charter schools in Central Falls, Rhode Island? PRIDE. “Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Enthusiasm” are the core values that guide their students who are proudly referred to as scholars.

Memoirist of the Month: April 2016—Eric Skinner

“Like Sunday dinner at Grandma’s, the fried chicken gets us to the table, but the family experience keeps us there — even with the weird uncle, the in-your-face political cousin, and the cheek-smooching great-aunt. They’re all here at SMITH, and

Memoirist of the Month: March 2016 — Barbara Quintiliano

“I really have to work at ‘packaging’ intimate thoughts and feelings so that they can be shared with a larger audience. Writing sixes has allowed me to do a bit more of that … sort of six-word baby steps toward

Memoirist of the Month—February 2016: Neesha Hosein

“I’m always humbled by the friendliness and solidarity of the Six community. My day isn’t complete without a Six fix.” Name: Neesha Hosein Place: Houston, Texas SMITH Member Since: October 2014 On the day Neesha Hosein joined Six Words, she posted memoirs in

Memoirist of the Month—January 2016: George Sosa

“I came across The Pekar Project and there was a mention there about Six-Word Memoirs. The name was vaguely familiar and the concept was a hoot. I visited the site and was hooked.” Name: George Sosa Place: New York, New York SMITH

Memoirist of the Month—December 2015: Jennifer R.

“Six Words is the first thing I see in the morning when I log in. I consider myself an ‘all-in’ Sixer. Backstories, photos, messages — you name it, I post it.” Name: Jennifer R. Place: Vancouver Island, Canada SMITH Member Since: 2012

“The Best Advice in Six Words” on Tour: Greenlight Books

It was standing room only on a brisk November evening at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn as fans of Six-Word Memoirs gathered to celebrate the release of The Best Advice in Six Words. Laughter dominated the night as local Advice contributors famous

Memoirist of the Month—November 2015: Rebecca H.

“SMITH is the perfect playground for this introvert who harbors an inner extrovert. … I can’t get enough of the brilliance and beauty of this international community of memoirists.” Name: Rebecca H. Place: Southeastern Wisconsin SMITH Member Since: November 2011 One of the first

Memoirist of the Month: October 2015—Neil Slevin

“I visit Six Words almost daily, commenting and favoriting as I go. I like to trawl through each and every six since my last visit. I used to just focus on my own writing, but I’ve really bought in to