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 panelists 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.”

 

Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.

 

Brief Bio

Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison from Spiegel & Grau. The book has been adapted by Jenji Kohan into a Peabody Award-winning original series for Netflix.

Piper works with Spitfire Strategies as a communications consultant with nonprofits, philanthropies and other organizations working in the public interest. She is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and creative writing, and also to groups that include the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book clubs, and formerly and currently incarcerated people.

Piper serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association, and she has been called as a witness by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to testify on solitary confinement and women prisoners. She has spoken at the White House on re-entry and employment to help honor Champions of Change in the field. In 2014 Piper was awarded the Justice Trailblazer Award from John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice.

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  • Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? - Six-Word Memoirs on the Jewish Life

    Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

    Price: from $42.00

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