My third lyric essay collection, Catechism: A Love Story, released on March 25, 2016!  (click cover to order)

Available for pre-order from SPD!

"CATECHISM: A LOVE STORY is a gorgeous collection of poetic essays on reading, loving, and, most delightfully, reading love between the lines. Julie Marie Wade's prose refuses tradition and convention, the expected beginnings and endings, preferring instead to investigate the gray unknowns of ritual and sacrament in life, reading, and love. She writes, 'Now the pages are scribbled with the Possible.' Hers is a daring and true way to not only write but to live."      
                                                                                                   —Jenny Boully

July Readings (Free and Open to the Public):

Cherry Tree Young Writers Conference, Washington College
Reading with Leslie Harrison, Wednesday, July 6th, 7 PM
Rose O'Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620

Reading with Barrie Jean Borich, Sunday, July 17th, 4 PM
Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640