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Introducing Julia McGill, Creative Non-Fiction Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of disTRACTION. Today, Julia McGill talks about…well, see for yourself.

JULIA MCGILL loves standing on the precipice of fact and fiction, where life twists and turns, reveals its quirky sides and offbeat characters, and questions what is real. For nearly 20 years, she has worked as a freelance writer for publications as various as Radio Ink, First for Women, Vegetarian Times, and the Washington Post. Recognized in the Random House Marguerite de Angeli Contest, she wears the hat of a fiction writer too. She knows firsthand how to navigate the threshold between fiction and fact, and how to use the craft of the fiction writer in service of nonfiction. With an MFA in playwriting, she also has written and taught as a playwright. Julia was recently recognized with the Golden Apple award, honoring excellence in teaching.