Young Writer Cold, Too Many Drafts


You may have encountered the six word story in lit class, Hemingway’s“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Follow us here for a site dedicated to them.

Six-Word Memoirs is hosting the #SixWords Festival on Twitter, June 4th-6th. To kick the event off, Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and Molly Ringwald will be judging the “Best Advice in Six Words” challenge.

A slew of other familiar names will be participating in the festival, including George Takei, Rob Delaney, Jason Biggs, Piper Kerman, Rick Springfield, partnering organizations including Sesame Street, WNYC and, and cast members from “Orange is the New Black.”

Get all the details here.

Casey Dayan is a Rumpus intern and musician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in literature and anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he is working on a memoir and trying to one-up Jeff Buckley. Find his twitter here, @caseydayan. Find his band, “Moo,” here. More from this author →