Julian is a student at Martin County High School. He started writing at the age of five, creating worlds where a family of talking rats moved to Austin. He shares his thoughts, hopes, dreams, and stories on friendship, isolation, and society. He is passionate about writing because he has learned first-hand how self-expression can turn pain into beauty, and something ugly into something heartbreakingly lovely. This summer he is participating in two writing workshops: the University of Iowa Young Writers Session and the Yale Young Writers Workshop.