Larry Smith is founder and editor of the personal storytelling community SMITH Magazine, smithmag.net, the creator of the Six-Word Memoir project (sixwordmemoirs.com) and bestselling book series. An original content innovator, he's built his career around inspiring people, young and old, to tell their stories in fresh and enriching ways. He's reinvented the notion of "writer" and revolutionized the genre of "memoir," inspiring thousands of individuals, classrooms, clubs, nonprofits, churches, and even hospital wards to start telling their best personal stories.
He's also a contributing editor of ESPN Magazine and has been the articles editor of Men's Journal, executive editor of Yahoo Internet Life, a founding editor of P.O.V., as well an editor at Dave Eggers' Might magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, Men's Health, Salon, Slate, and elsewhere. He has contributed personal essays to the anthologies "Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion," "Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives," "Cassette From My Ex," "Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Authors Wrestle with the Torah," an "Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio."
Larry has led team-building workshops and spoken on the power of storytelling in schools across America, as well as at foundations and nonprofits, and companies such as ESPN, Twitter, Dell, Shutterfly, Yelp, and Google.
To contact Larry for a speaking engagement or workshop, email: news AT smithmag DOT net.