Joanne Furio

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Joanne Furio spent 30-plus years writing about other people, culture and design for publications like The New York Times, Dwell and Ms. before shifting the focus to herself in 2014, when she enrolled in the creative writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California. Over the years, her personal essays have appeared in Believer, The Evening Street Review, East Hampton Star and on the websites Juked and Panoply. She lives in Berkeley and teaches at Saint Mary’s and Holy Names University in Oakland. 


Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author; book jacket by Counterpoint Press
“Memoir means working within the confines of your choices”: A Conversation with Gina Frangello

“Finding time to write is what comes hardest. Everything else is easier than that.”

Aug 11, 2021