South Florida Stories, In 6 Words

Nov 16, 2016

Would you be able to encapsulate all the wonders/horrors/comedy/tragedy of living in South Florida in just six words? 

Well, that's precisely what we asked our audience to do in the #6WordsMiami project, our latest collaboration with the Miami Book Fair.

 

And South Florida was more than up to the challenge. On top of the more than 2,000 submissions received via social media and online, a brave group of aspiring writers distilled their stories into just six words  during a First Draft writing workshop last month, led by WLRN's editorial director, Alicia Zuckerman.

The results were as diverse as South Florida: from mangoes to wearing high heels at the obstetrician's office and being stuck in traffic: 

Here are some of the stories submitted under the hashtag #6WordsMiami: 

Hungry for more? WLRN and the Miami Book Fair will celebrate the winners of this year’s 6 Words Miami competition on Thursday Nov. 17 at 7 and Saturday Nov. 19 at 4, hosted by WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman, with performances by the improv troupe, Villain Theater, at the Porch at the Book Fair. Some of the #6WordMiami writers will read their six-word stories live, and Villain will turn that story into a six-minute improv sketch.