Suzanne Farrell Smith’s debut memoir, The Memory Sessions, was published by Bucknell University Press in August 2019. Her education book on the teaching of writing, The Writing Shop, was published by Brill | Sense in March 2019. Her work appears in numerous literary and academic journals, was listed as as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2014, received a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize 2014, and won a Pushcart in 2019. A Connecticut native, Suzanne graduated from Trinity College and moved to Manhattan, where she taught elementary school. With an M.A. from The New School and an M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts, she now teaches writing and literacy education. Suzanne was a mentor in AWP’s Writer to Writer Program, has served as a reader, peer reviewer, and editor for several publications, and is currently creative advisor to Longridge Review. In 2015, she settled back in Connecticut with her husband and three sons.
At the heart of my writing is the belief that the world is kinder when we tell each other our stories. At the heart of my writing life is the belief that because I write, because I always have a piece in progress waiting for me, I never feel totally alone.