Certainly, most of us feel that our love lives would take pages and pages to explain. But the creators of Smith, an online magazine that focuses on personal narrative, think you can do it in just six—six words, that is. At this pre–Valentine’s Day session, Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, which is also the title of Smith’s new story collection, hear readings of some of the best six-word pieces from the book and website, and then share your own. Before you get to work, check out smithmag.net for inspiring memoirs, such as “We used to bake cookies together,” “Love, much better in the movies,” and “Elevator looks, hands touch, I’m hooked.” The pressure!
Mon., Feb. 9, 7 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2009