Julianna Waters is a writer and songbird who lives to tell tales, spin yarns and explore human experience. She’s been emotionally moving and entertaining audiences with her strong literary voice, musicianship, and powerful singing for over thirty years. Rooted in literature, Waters has bridged the musical and literary world with songs that are more poetry than pop, stories that bend boundaries, and personal essays that both break and build your heart. She is nobody’s creation but her own.


CRAFT Literary, available 3/23
Dark Mirrors Anthology, available 3/23
Falling Star Magazine
The Portlander,
Four X Four
Songwriter Magazine
Oregon Literary Review Showcase


Heart and Hammer
Time Flies



Winner — Finalist Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest
Winner — Wildflower Festival Songwriting Contest
Finalist —Mountain Stage new Song Contest
Finalist—The Great American Song Contest
Recipient — Linda Bierds and Carol Houck Smith Graduate Scholarship RWW
Recipient — Sally Bowerman Scholarship, Fishtrap
Recipient—Regional Arts and Culture Grant

Residencies Awarded:

Hypatia-In-The-Woods Writer’s Residency, Shelton, Washington 2022
Hypatia-In-The-Woods Writer’s Residency, Shelton, Washington 2019
Anderson Center at Tower View Artist Residency, Red Wing Minnesota 2018


MFA Creative Writing
Rainier Writer’s Workshop