Check out the great new SMITHTeens “Six Word” Memoirs” Contest and Literacy Event! Here is what SMITHTeens has to say about this FABULOUS event:
Our first book of six-word memoirs, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs from Writers Famous & Obscure featured life stories from “I’m ten and have an attitude” to “Seventy years, few tears, hairy ears.” Clearly it’s a concept that spans generations. But some of our very favorite responses came from teenagers, those smart, sassy, angst-filled truth-tellers whose lives are changing by the minute. Next year, HarperTeen will publish a six-word memoir book just for them, written by memoirists who are 13 to 19 years old. Are you one? Submit here. Know one? Send them here.
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We are also collecting six word memoirs at The Unquiet Library! You can participate in this contest by responding to this blog post—we will collect entries through October 31 and use your entries to create a visual art display. If you are interested in helping with the artistic entries, please see Mrs. Hamilton in the library.
When entering our version of the contest, remember these guidelines when posting your entry on our blog:
- First name only (or a pseudonym if you prefer); NO last names!
- Your email address (which will NOT BE PUBLISHED or visible to anyone)
- Type your entry—be sure to spell check before you paste it in.
- All entries must be your own original work.
- You must be an enrolled student at Creekview High School.
- Send in your entry by completing a “Leave a Reply” and submit comment in the box beneath this blog post.
To enter the national contest at SMITHTeens, please click on the link below: