Tracy Cunningham retired after 25 years in education, having taught English, creative writing, and journalism, and entered the field of non-profit event planning and management. She holds a BA in English Education, a master’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She has been a national speaker and writing workshop leader for the National Writing Project, and is the Co-Director of the New Orleans Writing Marathon. She is managing director of the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival. Her writing has appeared in Louisiana Literature and in various anthologies and radio shows from the New Orleans Writing Marathon.