Julie Wan is a writer and editor whose essays, features, and food and travel stories have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, Time Out Beijing, Meatpaper, Arts and Letters, and The Journal, among others. She has been a guest on national radio show The Splendid Table and is the recipient of the Arts & Letters Creative Nonfiction Prize and the William Allen Creative Nonfiction Award. She is currently the nonfiction editor of The EcoTheo Review and recently launched Vita Poetica: An Arts & Faith Collective, which connects artists of faith in the wider DC area and cultivates spiritual development through the arts.
Julie earned her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught creative writing and composition. She has also taught writing at the University of Maryland and the Catholic University of America. She received her BA from the University of Arizona with majors in linguistics, English literature, and creative writing.
Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Chinese parents, Julie spent most of her childhood in Canada — a journey that often informs her work. She currently lives in the DC area with her husband and two children.