Events & Announcements






Opening screening and reception at Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, on


Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 5-8 PM. Exhibit runs through May 17, 2020.


AWP San Antonio!

(Where to Find Me):

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:45-3:00 PM, Room 209, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level:

The Serious Business of Funny Women Poets

(Grace BauerMelissa BalmainDenise DuhamelJulie KaneJulie Marie Wade) Under the guise of humor, funny women poets have long found it possible to express views unacceptable to polite society. The "light verse" section of last century's ladies' home magazines frequently contained content subversive to those domestic realms. These days, no topic from sex to politics seems to be off limits for humor with line breaks. These five funny women poets will discuss their historical role models and the serious business of making readers laugh.



Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:00-6:00 PM, Candlelight Coffeehouse, 3011 N St Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78212:

Reading with GRIST: A Journal of the Literary Arts/ UT Knoxville



Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00-10:00 PM, The Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205: Reading with The Journal, Southeast Review, & THE BOILER: the "San Antonio Queer AF" reading







Upcoming Readings from Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing:

Monday, March 16, 2020, 12:30 PM, Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers, FL.


Sunday, March 22, 2020, 4 PM, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami, FL. (Book launch celebration with Julia Koets, The Rib Joint: A Memoir in Essays.)

Friday, April 3, 2020, 7 PM, Carmichael's Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Avenue location) in Louisville, KY.

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 1 PM, Hexagon Brewing Company in North Knoxville, TN.

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 5 PM, 

Hollywood Art & Culture Center in Hollywood, FL.




My "Fortieth Birthday Poem" is Poem of the Week (October 14-20, 2019) at The Missouri Review!

I'm thrilled to share that my essay "Perfect Hands" has won the 2019 Robert and Adele Schiff Prize in Prose, sponsored by The Cincinnati Review!

Gratitude to The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review for publishing my short story, "New Mother," along with an author interview:



I'm delighted to announce that Brenda Miller and I have won the 2019 Cleveland State University Press Nonfiction Book Award for Telephone: Essays in Two Voices! Our book is forthcoming from CSU Press in September 2021.





Friday, March 6, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM, AWP Conference Book Fair, The Ohio State University Press Table:

Book-signing for Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing













Friday, March 6, 2020, 3:20-4:35 PM, Room 209, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level: And Then They Clearly Flew Instead of Fell: Poets Writing Creative Nonfiction (Jennifer S. Cheng, Danielle Cadena Deullen, Jehanne Dubrow, James Allen Hall, Julie Marie Wade) In his poem, "Because You Asked about the Line Between Prose and Poetry," Howard Nemerov asserts that poems soar while prose remains earthbound. In this reading, poets who make the lyrical leap show that nonfiction is also capable of flight. These writers infuse their nonfiction (including memoir, essay, and the fragment) with poetic technique. The panel evinces a diversity of backgrounds, subjects, and aesthetic viewpoints to invite questions about form and what (and who) constitutes the lyric.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, AWP Conference Book Fair, A Midsummer Night's Press table: Book-signing for Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems










The first reviews of Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing are out now at Kirkus and 

Foreword Reviews!

My first interviews about Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing are out now at OutClique Magazine and the Book Squad Goals podcast:




Happy news! My collection Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems has received a 2018-2019 Rainbow Award for Best LGBTA Poetry:





My new lyric essay "Advent" appears in the December 2019 print issue of The Chattahoochee Review. Here's a link to the craft essay I wrote about "The Advent Calendar as Hermit Crab":

I'm delighted to report that my collection, Same-Sexy Marriage: A Novella in Poems, has received a Woodrow Hall Editions Top Shelf Award for Poetry! 

© 2019 by Julie Marie Wade

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