The Milton Literary Festival celebrates storytelling.
The earliest form of storytelling was found on the walls of the Lascaux Caves in the Pyrenees Mountains dating back to 15,000-13,000 B.C.
Throughout history, storytelling has adapted. Aesop’s Fables had been shared verbally for more than 300 years before this great work was first committed to paper.
Can you find and share your story in six words? Here's some inspiration:
“For Sale: Baby Shoes, never worn.”
– Ernest Hemingway
“People first, then money, then things.”
– Suze Orman
“Be a doer, not a dreamer.”
– Shonda Rhimes
“Trust your gut, shape your butt.”
– Sara Blakely
“Well, I thought it was funny”
– Stephen Colbert
“Share your story, change the world.”
2. Choose a Category: Business or Personal (see ideas below) — then write your memoir using six words.
4. Include in your post this link the hashtag #MiltonLitFestSixWords
5. The world is a better place when we share our stories. Post it on your Twitter and Instagram. Add the applicable social media tag:
— Twitter: @sixwords, @miltonlitfest
— Instagram: @six.word.memoirs, @miltonliteraryfestival
PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK
6. Tag family, friends, or colleagues and challenge them to post their own memoir.
Why I started this business
How I started this business
What I love about my business
How my business helps my community
What is important to me
What makes me, me
My favorite things