Sarah Cannon was born in Seattle and raised in Seattle’s north-end neighborhoods. Her writing appears in the New York Times, Salon.com, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Brainline.org, and Bitch Magazine, among others. Sarah has been active as a community education writing instructor at places in the Seattle area like Verdant Health and Edmonds Community College. She was a scholarship recipient at the inaugural Quest Writers’ Conference in 2015 (Squamish, B.C.), as well as at BinderConLA in 2017. Sarah holds an MFA from Goddard College, where she received the Spirit of Goddard award and for whom she later helped launch the Lighthouse Writers' Conference and Retreat in Port Townsend, WA.
Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist. Her newest novel Weather Woman, is about a meteorologist who discovers she has the power to change the weather. Cai’s story collection, Vanishing, winner of the 2018 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest, will be published in the fall of 2019. Formerly a playwright and screenwriter, her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative, and Arts and Culture, among others. She is a graduate of Yale University, New York University, and the University of Oregon where she now teaches in the Creative Writing Program.
Kristen Millares Young is the author of Subduction, a debut novel forthcoming on Red Hen Press in spring of 2020. An essayist and journalist, Kristen is Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House. Her work has been featured by the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times, Crosscut, Hobart, Moss and KUOW 94.9-FM, as well as the anthologies Pie & Whiskey and Latina Outsiders. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall,” which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody. Her reporting has been recognized by the Society for Features Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Kristen was a fellow at the UC Berkeley’s Knight Digital Media Center, the Jack Straw Writing Program and the University of Washington Graduate School. She serves as board chair of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit newsroom she co-founded in the Pacific Northwest.