writer, editor, teacher
Julia McKenzie Munemo earned a master's in education from Harvard University and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine, and worked in educational publishing for the decades in between. Her memoir about race, love, country, and the life, loss, and legacy of her father—a pulp fiction writer who worked under seven pseudonyms before his suicide in 1980—is currently being shopped to publishing houses. An excerpt from her manuscript won the Bridging the Gap Competition in nonfiction at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference in 2016, she was a fellow at the Williams College Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-2017), and she was selected as the nonfiction reader for the Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reunion in 2017. She leads cross-genre writing workshops, works as a freelance writer and editor, and teaches a month-long course, “The Personal is Political: A Nonfiction Writing Workshop,” during Williams College’s winter study period.