Top Six-Word Summer of Love Stories

The legendary “Summer of Love” in 1967 was a time of self-expression, experimentation, and questioning conventional norms. For SixContest#102 we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this defining era with your stories of liberation and nonconformity in exactly six words. You shared amusing observations (“Must have been a

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Classroom of the Month: Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California

This Classroom of the Month could easily be called School of the Month. This January, Six-Word founder Larry Smith and Bay-Area colleague Allie Wollner visited the famously activist Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California to explain what Six Words Fresh

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Mills Language Arts Students at Echo Glen Children’s Center in Washington

As part of their Juvenile Rehabilitation sentencing, the youth at Echo Glen Children’s Center receive educational services. Language Arts teacher Tami Mills is passionate about her work with these young offenders, females and males ranging from ages 11 to 21. In addition to education,

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Memoirist of the Month—January 2017: Josie Cannella

“I visit the site when something big happens, when I want to check the pulse and ‘weigh in,’ such as the death of Harper Lee or the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass killings.” Name: Josephine “Josie” Cannella Place: Avon, Connecticut

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Top Six Words You Would Adopt

What better way to celebrate words than to adopt one? In SixContest#68, we asked you to nominate a favorite and proclaim it in Six Words. Thanks to our partnership with Wordnik.com, our lucky winner gets to Adopt-a-Word for a year!

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Your 2016 Predictions in Six Words

With the U.S. Presidential election and the Summer Olympics on tap, 2016 is sure to be an exciting year. For SixContest #67  we asked you to roll out your crystal ball, channel your inner soothsayer, and conjure up your own

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Memoirist of the Month: September 2015—Andrea Forgnone

“I began reading through memoirs, comments and loved what I read. There was a humanness here. I could read between the lines. The Six-Word Memoirs felt like epic novels.” Name: Andrea Forgnone Place: San Diego, California SMITH Member Since: July 2012 Andrea Forgnone has

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Classroom of the Month: Cathy Dyer’s 10th Grade English Classes at McKeel Academy of Technology

“I’ve gotten some of the most profound Six-Word Memoirs from the most struggling students.” Cathy Dyer has used Six-Word Memoirs in her classroom every year since 2009: “This is the only ice breaker activity that I’ve stuck with,” she explains. As a tenth grade

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