Emily X.R. Pan (she/her) is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author best known for The Astonishing Color of After, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter Honor Award. It was also a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time. Emily was also co-creator of the FORESHADOW platform and anthology, and has taught fiction writing at New York University, The New School, The Center for Fiction, 92nd Street Y, Tin House, and other institutions. Her latest novel, An Arrow to the Moon, was an instant national bestseller.

Find her on Instagram: @exrpan.


MFA - Creative Writing | NYU

BS - Marketing and International Business | NYU

Kekla Magoon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Nova Ren Suma

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA

William Alexander

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Amy King

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Jane Kurtz

Faculty, MFA in WCYA