Jenny Riffle and Molly Landreth are co-faculty members at PCNW in Seattle, renowned professional photographers, and best friends.
Kalynn Bayron is an author and classically trained vocalist. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She is the author of CINDERELLA IS DEAD, a queer remake of the classic fairy tale.
Niki Smith is an artist, writer, and lover of fine comics (and some pretty trashy ones too). Her debut graphic novel, CROSSPLAY, is a Lambda Literary Award nominee.
Adiba Jaigirdar is a Bangladeshi/Irish writer and teacher. Her debut novel, THE HENNA WARS, is a rom-com in which two girls find themselves with rival henna businesses.
Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based comic, actor, and writer. Her first memoir, SAVE YOURSELF, was released in March 2020.
As a songwriter, Michael R. Jackson has seen his work performed everywhere from Joe’s Pub to NAMT. His latest musical, A STRANGE LOOP, was the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner in Drama.
Lev Rosen is the author of books for all ages: two for adults, two middle-grade books, and two for young adults - JACK OF HEARTS and CAMP.
Tehlor Kay Mejia is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy novel WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, as well as it's sequel WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM.
R. Eric Thomas is the national bestselling author of HERE FOR IT, OR, HOW TO SAVE YOUR SOUL IN AMERICA, a memoir-in-essays.
Casey McQuiston is the author of the incredibly popular young adult novel RED, WHITE, and ROYAL BLUE.