In 2006, SMITH Magazine gave Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word story (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”) a personal twist, calling it the Six-Word Memoir.

Now, SMITH Magazine presents a series of storytelling shows at 92Y. Our storytellers each start with a Six-Word Memoir, then reveal the back story in six minutes. At the show’s end, everyone is invited to share their own Six-Word Memoir during a “Six Word Slam.”

Guests include Amy Sohn, David Crabb, Lynn Harris, Anthony Giglio, Joe Levy, Tara O'Grady, and former Ike-ette Joshie Armstead, with host Larry Smith.
 

Artist Bios

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Joshie Armstead

Joshie Armstead is an American soul singer and songwriter who co-wrote Ray Charles' hits "Let's Go Get Stoned" and "I Don't Need No Doctor", among other songs written with Ashford & Simpson. After a period in The Ikettes in the early 1960s, he embarked on a career as solo singer, recording the hit song "A Stone Good Lover" in 1968.

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David Crabb

David Crabb is an author, comedian, storyteller and Moth Story Slam Host. His memoir of his NYT Critics Pick solo show "Bad Kid" will be out next year on Harper Perennial.

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Amy Sohn

Amy Sahon is author of the novels The Actress, Prospect Park West, and others. She has written for New York Press, New York, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar. She lives in Brooklyn.






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Tara O’Grady’s

Tara O'Grady's soulful voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline. Awarded Irish Voice’s Most Influential Woman 2010, the singer-songwriter has three releases and her recording of the famous song Danny Boy was featured in a BBC documentary film celebrating the song’s 100th anniversary.





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Lynn Harris

Lynn Harris is ais a communications strategist for the global human rights organization Breakthrough, author of the novel, Death By Chick Lit, and co-creator of the award-winning site BreakupGirl.net.

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Joe Levy

Joe Levy is an Editor at Large at Billboard, has worked at Rolling Stone and Maxim, and is frequently seen on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, VH1 and MTV. Levy is an adjunct professor at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and has contributed to The New York Times and the essay collection, Cassette From My Ex. His Six-Word Memoir is: "Springsteen hugged me once. Mission accomplished.".


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Details & Ordering

  • Brushes with Fame - Six Word Memoirs on Strange Celebrity Encounters

    Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

    Price: from $30.00

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