Today Courtney speaks with two talented memoirists, Amy Long and Emma Bolden.
Amy Long is the author of the debut memoir, Codependence, winner of the 2018 Essay Collection Competition with the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Amy holds an MFA from Virginia Tech and an MA from the University of Florida. She’s also the creative genius behind Taylor Swift as Books, the very popular Instagram account.
Emma Bolden is the author of several chapbooks and collections of poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Her debut memoir, Tiger in a Cage: A Memoir of a Body in Crisis, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2022.
We discuss advocacy and agency in women’s health, social media in service to the literary community, narrative structure and voice in memoir, and the joy found in artistic anticipation.
PWN's Debut Review is hosted by Project Write Now, a nonprofit writing studio. Learn more at projectwritenow.org.