3 Questions: Julieta Vitullo, Our New WITS Program Associate
June 13, 2019
Meet Julieta Vitullo, our brand new Writers in the Schools Program Associate!
Julieta, who will be engaging with WITS schools, writers, teachers, and families throughout the year to celebrate the work of WITS students in the region, has twenty years of teaching under her belt. A woman of many talents, she’s also a writer, playwright, and dramaturg whose work you may have seen on local stages like ACTLab.
To introduce Julieta to SAL and WITS communities alike, we asked her these three questions . . .
Welcome, Julieta! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
My name is Julieta, and I’m an Argentine-born and raised bilingual writer. I grew up in Buenos Aires, which is a thrilling and chaotic metropolis where people can be both edgy and warm. I spent many years in New Jersey, and the Pacific Northwest has been my home for the last decade. Before coming to SAL, I spent two decades teaching at the college, high school and middle school levels.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
When I’m not at SAL, I’m writing plays and taking them to the stage with Parley, a local playwrights’ group. I have three boys and they get to come to rehearsals, readings, and plays with me quite often. My husband and I also enjoy cooking, barbecuing, and picnicking in the many beautiful local parks and beaches of North Seattle. I’m a pretty devoted yogi, and one day I hope to do a yoga teacher training just for the fun of it.
What most excites you about the upcoming season?
I wish I could invent a time machine so I could meet Valeria Luiselli, who was part of SAL’s Literary Arts Series last April. I hadn’t joined SAL yet and was out of the country at that time, so I missed out on meeting one of my literary heroes, but I’m looking forward to attending so many wonderful lectures next season! I’m also excited to meet all the WITS Writers-in-Residence, and can’t wait to read through and select works for our next WITS Anthology.