(Photo credit: Mark Teiwes)

(Photo credit: Mark Teiwes)

Named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow, Tracy Strauss has published memoir and essays in GlamourThe Huffington Post, Salon, Dame MagazinePloughsharesThe RumpusxoJanePoets & Writers MagazineWriter’s Digest Magazine, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Feminist Wire, The SatiristThe DodoThe Southampton Review, Solstice Literary MagazineBeyond the Margins, and other publications. The 2015 Boston Writers’ Room Fellow in Nonfiction and former essays editor for The Rumpus, Tracy has appeared on The Steve Harvey Show as a relationship blogger for The Huffington Post. She is currently writing a book about finding a life partner after the age of forty. 

Winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for nonfiction, Tracy has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Southampton Writers Conference, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Tin House Writers Workshop, and Wesleyan Writers Conference, where she was a 2014 fellow in both fiction and nonfiction. She has taught writing at several Boston-area colleges and universities, and has been a guest speaker in memoir at Harvard University. She was the 2013-2014 Vice President of Communications & Internship Mentor for the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Boston Chapter, and a recent judge for the Annual New England Book Show.

Tracy is a writing professor at a college in Boston, and also teaches memoir and personal essay workshops with Writer’s Digest University, and serves as a manuscript editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine’s Second Draft Critique Service. Her feature and scholarly works have appeared in The Hopkins Quarterly, Artsake, The Somerville News, and War, Literature & The Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, among other publications. Her piece on “Writing Taboo: Speaking the Unspeakable” was published in the anthology Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland & Company). Tracy has also published poetry in The Hummingbird Review, Spoonful, Ibbetson Street Press, and The Survivor Chronicles, and her collection Between You and Me was a finalist for the 2007 Bakeless Prize. Her writing has garnered a Somerville Arts Council Literary Fellowship Award and guest spots in the “Tapestry of Voices” and “Poetry in the Chapel” series in Boston. Tracy is also a licensed Zumba instructor.

Follow @TracyLStrauss on Twitter or on Facebook. Contact Tracy with writing-related projects or questions at tracystrauss(dot)wc(at)gmail(dot)com.


Check out Tracy’s recent essays:

Glamour: “My Best Friend Didn’t Tell Me About Her Cancer Diagnosis–Then She Died”

WBUR/Cognoscenti: “Being Aware of Abuse May Make People Uncomfortable–And That’s Ok”

Ploughshares: “Writing Trauma: Notes of Transcendence” (Series)