Imperfection and the Art of Memoir
Ever wish your life was perfect? That may be a recipe for happiness, but it would make for a terrible personal narrative! Memoir is all about imperfection, from our choice of subject matter to the way we portray ourselves as narrators. Let’s explore how what you don’t know can help you.
Susan Bono, a freelance editor and writing teacher, edited and published Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative in print and online from 1995—2015. Her work has appeared in anthologies (including The Write Spot series), magazines, and newspapers, as well as on stage and the radio. She’s on the board of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and edits the Noyo River Review. Her collection of essays, What Have We Here: Essays about Keeping House and Finding Home, was published in 2014.