Julie Marie Wade

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Academic One Buildling 354 Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus
Miami, FL 33181

Author's Bio

Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature, Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series; Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Press, 2013), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night's Press., 2014; and the forthcoming SIX: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2015), winner of the AROHO/To the Lighthouse Prize, and Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016). Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016)
Small Fires (Sarabande Books, 2011)
Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010)
Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom, 2013)


Postage Due (White Pine Press, 2013)
When I Was Straight (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2014)
Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Prizes won: 

*Chicago Literary Award in Poetry (2004)
*Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize (2004)
*Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize (2005)
*Literal Latte Nonfiction Award (2006)
*AWP Intro Journals Award for Nonfiction (2009)
*American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize (2010)
*Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize (2010)
*Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship (2010)
*Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize (2011)
*Lambda Literary Award (2011)
*Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize (2012)
*Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Creative Nonfiction Grant (2012)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Sea and Fog by Etel Adnan, The Year of the Rooster by Noah Eli Gordon, We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead by Marion Winik, If Only You People Could Follow Directions by Jennifer Hendry Nelson

More Information

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White, Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ, Teachers, Teenagers
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Seattle, WA
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Last update: Jan 01, 2015