Meet Joe


Joe Wadlington is a writer, artist, and drag queen. He grew up in the Appalachian Mountains near, but not near enough, to Dollywood. Now he lives in San Francisco.

He has worked in digital marketing and social media for a decade and was most recently The Global Creative Lead of Twitter’s SMB team.

He’s been published in The New Yorker, The Rumpus, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine Magazine, The Chronicle, The Bold Italic, and the satire collection Loose Lips (Grand Central Publishing).

Along with Danielle Truppi, he is the co-creator, co-producer, and co-host of the monthly literary show “Happy Endings.” Happy Endings is a monthly night of stories, poetry, and comedy. It has raised thousands of dollars for San Francisco writers, has been included in three literary festivals, and been positively reviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle and Broke-Ass Stuart.

He’s a current MFA student at San Francisco State, a founding member of the Finishing School writer’s workshop, and attended the Cuttyhunk Island Writer’s Residency in fall, 2017.

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