Uptown Mugs #27 – Julia Wright

Julia Wright is an Uptown creative dynamo as both broadcaster at Acadia Broadcasting and the founder & editor of Hard Times in the Maritimes Magazine. 2014 has been a big year for Hard Times with a successful Indiegogo campaign and the introduction of a new expanded colour format. Their year end “Best & Worst” survey is currently open on their website at: http://hardtimesinthemaritimes.ca/

Let’s learn a bit more about Julia!?


Where were you born?


The trees, hills, and lakes of East Saint John were my playground.


How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?


I’ve explored every nook and cranny of the Southern Peninsula since I was a teenager at Saint John High, going to all-ages punk shows at the Knights of Columbus Hall and reading Vonnegut at the Library. I’ve lived uptown since 2009. Pretty sure I’m a JFL (Johner For Life)


What are a few of your favorite books?


I read everything – from Alan Moore’s door-stopper graphic novel about Jack the Ripper, to Jacques Poitras’ book on the Maine/NB border. I make sure to re-read Madame Bovary and Jane Eyre every few years. Right now I’m reading Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” and so looking forward to seeing it at the Saint John Theatre Company February 4-7.


What is your favorite season, and why?


Winter. It’s a test of your mettle.


Favorite Musician?


Right now, The National. Locally, Vogue Dots. I like to listen to Coltrane when I’m working.


What is your Uptown Insider Tip??


Queen Street East and Pitt St don’t get nearly enough love. Those views! Those great old trees! Also, Paddock Street will be the new Horsfield Street in 10 years. Just you wait.

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