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Larry Smith

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Larry Smith is the founder of the storytelling communities SMITH Magazine and SMITH Teens. At SMITH, Larry created the Six-Word Memoir® project, now a bestselling book series, board game, live event series, and phenomenon that's used as a tool for self-expression in classrooms, boardrooms, and more across the world.

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Past Events

2012

Pictures, video and audio recordings of events from Jewish Book Week going back 20 years are available in our archive. Explore many of them now, including this great event on six word memoirs from 2012

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Hemingway’s legendary challenge to write a novel in six words—"For sale: baby shoes, never worn"— has unintentionally created one of the hottest modern literary trends. In 2006, SMITH Magazine gave the six-word story a personal twist, calling it the Six-Word Memoir. Now, more than half a million Six-Word Memoirs on SMITHmag.net and a bestselling book series later, SMITH Magazine comes to celebrate the release of its “Oy! Only Six? Why Not More?” — Six Words on the Jewish Life.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.