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Industry Arts
Occupation writer/teacher/artist
Location Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Introduction Julia has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing from Norwich University College of the Arts and an MA in Creative Writing, Poetry from the University of East Anglia. Her writing explores the difficult and dark minutiae of everyday life, human relationships in all their difficulty and awkwardness and the uncomfortablenesses of the human body. She has a fascination for the surreal and likes to experiment and play. Julia's book 'Bird Sisters' was published by Nine Arches Press in May 2016. Julia works for Gatehouse Press, is an editor for Lighthouse Literary Journal, teaches creative writing and critiques poetry manuscripts. Julia's second collection "Threat" will be published in 2019.
Interests Poetry, short story, film. literature, art, collage, photography, music
Favorite Movies 20, 000 Days on Earth, Hi Fidelity, Three Colours Blue, The Sheltering sky, Moon, Lives of Others, Thunderheart, Falling in Love, Boyhood, The Breakfast Club, Consequences of Love, The Future is Unwritten, Dig, Two Lane Blacktop
Favorite Music David Bowie, The Clash, Nick Cave, Peter Gabriel, Damien Rice, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Placebo, John Martyn, Radiohead, The Lightning Seeds, Sigur Ros, Led Zeppelin
Favorite Books Like Something Flying Backwards by C.D. Wright, Of Mutability - Jo Shapcott, Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake, anything by Louise Erdrich, New York Trilogy - Paul Auster, Dart - Alice Oswald, Raptors - Toon Tellegen, Autobiography of Red - Anne Carson, Citizen - Claudia Rankine

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

Fishpaste sandwiches.