Julia Carey

writer, educator, food advocate

Ingredients change and shift, ripen and sweeten, can be measured carefully or improvised. The same is true for what has made me who I am ~ my components may stay the same, but I use them in the ways I can best serve my family and my community in New Orleans. Fifteen years in our vibrant restaurant industry taught me that meaningful business is a result of nourishing ourselves and each other in every way possible. I do this through the attentive use of language as an author, poet, and teacher.


  Nola Studiola

Nola Studiola

"Alligator Man," included in:

"Heart on a Sleeve," nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize

"4:25pm" and "11:08pm" included in:

Louisiana in Words
Pelican Publishing

Mason's Road

"Kudzu," Issue #2

Selected Other Publications and Awards include:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Finalist, Czech Republic, 2013.

"Ochun," Tiferet Journal: The Fifth Gate, March 2012, winner of their 2011 Fiction Prize.

John Mills Scholarship Recipient, Prague Summer Program, 2011.

2010 Speights Prize in Poetry, William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition. "Sappho Sorts."

"Knots and Sea," The Dudley Review: Dirty Laundry, 2006. (poetry)