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Julie Marie Wade

Title: Associate Professor

Office: AC1 349

Phone: 305-919-4162


Department(s): English

Dr. Wade earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Louisville in 2012 and her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She specializes in memoir, lyric essay, poetry, experimental/hybrid forms, and contemporary queer literature. She regularly teaches CRW 3010: Forms and Practices, CRW 3311: Poetic Techniques, CRW 4930: Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction, and graduate seminars in memoir, lyric essay, and the contemporary creative nonfiction landscape.

Teaching Philosophy

“All my classes, both undergraduate and graduate, are anchored by the concepts of exposure and emulation. We read widely within and across genres, exploring diversity of style, form, and subject positions of our authors. Then, we write using class texts as initial templates for our own creative enterprise, gradually erasing the overt connections between published texts and our emulations of them.”

Research Areas

Dr. Wade is the Writers on the Bay Reading Series Coordinator and serves on the Creative Writing Admissions Committee and the Reading Queer Advisory Board for South Florida. he is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction essays called The Regulars and a collection of poetry modeled on the long-running television game show Jeopardy! She is also working on a series of feminist nonfiction collaborations with fellow FIU faculty member Denise Duhamel and the lyric essayist Brenda Miller.


Wade has received the Chicago Literary Award in Poetry, the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize, the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, the Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, the Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize, the Spoon River Poetry Prize, a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir.