Julia Pistell lives in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, where she is a writer, improviser, teacher, and public relations guru. She has worked in many places around the world, including but not limited to: a hairdresser’s in Atonsu, Ghana; a preschool and university in Dongying, China; a mobile bookstore in Manhattan; a dogwalking collective in Harlem; a library in the South Bronx; a brewery, a textbook publishing house, a florist, The Mark Twain Museum. Julia created the Syllable Reading Series to showcase local writers and readers, and she is 33 and 1/3 percent of Literary Disco, a podcast about books and reading. She once wrote a feature article for Cat Fancy, and she once wrote an essay for NPR. That pretty much sums her up.