Julia Pistell is a writer, a podcaster, and a comedian. Most importantly to anyone reading this, she the co-host of the podcast Literary Disco with her friends Tod Goldberg and Rider Strong. In her work as the Director of Writing Programs at the Mark Twain House, Julia has interviewed Joan Didion, Judy Blume, Anne Rice, Christopher Moore, and so many other cool people. Her writing has been featured on NPR (“This I Believe” and “All Things Considered”), in literary magazines (The Coachella Review), and blogs (“The Rumpus,” “Hello Giggles,” and “The Beaker”). Her favorite writing gig ever was being hired as a writer to relive historic sailing life on the last remaining nineteenth century whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan. These days, Julia also freelances for United Way and LEGO, writing speeches and style guides and top-secret stuff. Residing in Hartford, Julia is the co-founder of Sea Tea Improv, Connecticut’s only improv comedy studio. She has performed in over 350 comedy shows and teaches improv to the homeless, among many other people. She loves being on both the artistic and administrative side of making a life for other working artists.
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