Six-Word Memoirs: Legend has it that in the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway’s colleagues bet him that he couldn’t write a complete story in just six words. His response: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. In November 2006, writer and editor Larry Smith issued a challenge to fans of his Web publication, SMITH
Magazine – inspired by Hemingway’s story, he asked his readers to describe their lives in SIX Words. The Six-Word Memoir contest officially ended after a month, but the stories kept coming…
A Six-Word Memoir is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words. But how do you get started? During this session, we will work together to create a personal timeline for your life to help find and shape your own Six-Word Memoir.
$10 suggested contribution. BYO Pen & Paper!
Instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is an award-winning essayist, playwright, and teaches creative writing at York College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also produces No, YOU Tell It! (www.noyoutellit.com) - a reading series that "switches-up" the storytelling. Each NYTI storyteller writes a true-life tale and then flips scripts with a partner to present each other's story. Contact her at email@example.com.