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Since 2006, Six-Word Memoirs, a project of SMITH Magazine, has helped people tell moving and insightful stories in just six words. Now comes Six in the City, a program that brings Six-Word Memoirs to cities across the U.S. as a tool for civic engagement. Six in the City has launched in Columbus, Ohio, a city on the rise. From arts festivals to classrooms to corporate settings, Six in the City is engaging and connecting Columbus as together we share our stories—one person and six words at a time.

• Check out our Events page.

• Here’s how to hold your own Six on the City meetup.

• Interested in supporting Six in the City and helping tell the story of Columbus as a corporate sponsor? Contact us here  

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Teachers! Bring Six-Word Memoirs to your classroom! Check out our unique site for especially for  schools, with teaching resources and examples of how teachers from all over the world have implemented Six-Word Memoirs into their class plans. From homerooms to English classes, the arts to the humanities, there are so many ways Six Words can engage your students. Check out our Six in Schools blog to see what others teachers have done.

"Columbus, Ohio: Keep it a secret." #sixwordscbus

“Columbus, Ohio: Keep it a secret.” #sixwordscbus

Business owners & community leaders! Organize a Six-Word meet-up with your neighborhood association, company, club, store, or organization. Click here to see an example of a Six Words workshop, with tips for putting together one of your own.

"I'm from Columbus, we make art." Six Words at the Columbus Arts Festival

“I’m from Columbus, we love art.” Six Words at the Columbus Arts Festival

Everyone! Keep your eyes peeled for Six-Word Memoirs around Columbus! We launched Six in the City in June, 2015 at the  Columbus Arts Festival at an interactive photo booth, “Express Yourself in Six Words,” brought to you with support from the Columbus-based clothing retailer Express. Read all about it (and see great six-word pics!) on the Six in the City blog.

Want to get involved in Six in the City: Columbus?

Contact us here to ask any questions and let us know how you, your organization, business, or classroom wants to get involved. Click here for our guide to holding your own Six in the City meet-up.


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About Six-Word Memoirs from SMITH Magazine
Since the Six-Word Memoir® made its debut in 2006, more than one million short life stories have been shared on the storytelling community SMITH Magazine. In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veterans’ groups, and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination, or simply break the ice.

SMITH Magazine and Six-Word Memoirs were founded by Larry Smith.