In this episode, you’ll hear Mentor Tracy Morin, a magazine writer and editor, talk with Mentee Ava Fung, a high schooler from New York City, about her humorous non-fiction piece, “Toothache.”
Tracy Morin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Literature from Eckerd College, where she received the Letters Collegium Award of Honor for Excellence in Literature and graduated with High Honors. She also received a Freeman Award for Study in Asia, used to conduct independent research in India on the practice of pilgrimage. In her professional career, she has nearly 20 years of experience working as a writer and editor for dozens of magazines, websites and companies, with a focus on beauty, food and beverage, mental health and lifestyle topics. She currently serves as senior copy editor and/or contributing writer for eight of these outlets and won the Silver Award for a Regular Department in the American Society of Business Publication Editors 2011 Awards National Competition. In her creative writing pursuits, she has won both nonfiction and poetry awards; served as a creative nonfiction reader at the University of Mississippi’s literary magazine, The Yalobusha Review; and is currently focusing on creating essays, memoir and short fiction.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Joy Williams, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates