Suzanne Farrell Smith
is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work explores education, parenthood, memory, trauma, and the writing life, and appears in numerous literary and scholarly journals. She is the author of The Memory Sessions, a memoir without memory, forthcoming from Bucknell University Press. A Connecticut native, Suzanne graduated from Trinity College and moved to Manhattan, where she taught elementary school. She spent summers, holiday breaks, and after-school hours working with students in under-performing schools, students in rural Costa Rica, and students in crisis. With master’s degrees from The New School and Vermont College of Fine Arts, she now teaches writing workshops as well as undergraduate and graduate courses on literacy education. After 16 city years, she moved back to Connecticut, where she lives in a creek-cut valley with her husband and three sons.