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“Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” Immigrant Voices | The Booksmith

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117



Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir project, heads back to Booksmith with his newest anthology, celebrating the stories and voices of immigrants. Six Words Fresh Off the Boat captures hundreds of memoirs on the experience of immigration from across America, spanning cultures and generations.

Larry Smith hosts an evening that will include video, readings and backstories by local contributors, and a Six-Word Slam for audience participation.

With contributors including Aziz Ansari (“Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible.”), Junot Diaz (“We immigrants are America’s true superpower.”) and George Takei (“Even after internment, still love America.”), as well as the cast and creative team of the ABC series Fresh Off the Boat and dozens of refugees, students, soldiers, athletes, and others, the collection paints a powerful portrait of who we are as a country, and where we came from. 

Six Word Memoirs

About Six-Word Memoirs
With more than one million available on SixWordsMemoirs.com already, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America is sure to tug at the heartstrings, create meaningful connection, and provide an accessible conversation starter between generations to get together and share the incredible journeys, personal, humorous moments, and unique experiences that shaped and impacted their lives along the way to the creation of an American dream.

About Larry Smith
Called “on a quest to spark the creativity of aspiring writers” by O, The Oprah Magazine, Larry Smith is the creator of the global phenomenon, the Six-Word Memoirs project, a bestselling series of books, board games, and live-event series. Since 2006, more than one million short life stories have been shared on SixWordMemoirs.com, and countless more in classrooms, churches, veterans’ groups, speed-dating sessions, and more. Prior to launching Six-Word Memoirs, Larry was a journalist whose work can be found in The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, Popular Science, Slate, and other publications. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, writer Piper Kerman.


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