Roman Iwasiwka Photo

Roman Iwasiwka Photo

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.

The Book Keeper, Munemo’s 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 coming out with Swallow Press in early 2020.

The 2016 winner of the Bridging the Gap Competition in nonfiction at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference, she was a fellow at the Williams College Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences and was selected as the nonfiction reader for the Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reunion in 2017 and as the Stonecoast alumni teaching assistant in 2018.

She leads cross-genre writing workshops, works as a freelance writer, and teaches a month-long course, “The Personal is Political: A Nonfiction Writing Workshop,” during Williams College’s winter study period.