Virtual: Where the Magic Carries Us with Emily X. R. Pan, Nova Ren Suma & Contributors

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with editors of new anthology Foreshadow Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, joined by contributors Linda Cheng, Nora Elghazzawi and Maya Prasad! Both an ode to the diversity and brilliance of YA writing and a helpful guide, Foreshadow is a perfect for a young writer. Join us for this NaNoWriMo-themed event, free and open to all and hosted on Crowdcast!

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Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers.

Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.

What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan.
This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults. 

Emily X.R. Pan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter Honor Award, received six starred reviews, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Emily online at, and find her on Twitter and Instagram: @exrpan.

Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us, which was an Edgar Award finalist. She also wrote Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone and is co-creator of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the Hudson Valley, she spent most of her adult life in New York City and now lives in Philadelphia.

Linda Cheng was born in Taiwan and resides in Vancouver, Canada. She received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and worked as an art director in ad agencies across the Southern United States, where she developed a deep love for sweet tea, grits, and Southern Gothic stories. She is currently working on her first novel, learning to play the cello, and introducing obscure ’90s anime to her toddler. Find her on Twitter: @Linda_Y_Cheng.

Nora Elghazzawi is a Muslim Lebanese-American writer and pharmacy student currently living in Boston, MA. Her passions include travel, the performing arts, and lovely words. When she isn’t consuming inordinate amounts of iced coffee or reading beautiful books, she can be found working on her YA novel, writing out her own magical adventure. Find Nora on Twitter: @noraelghazzawi.

Maya Prasad is a South Asian American writer, a Caltech graduate, and a former Silicon Valley software engineer. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and raising her budding bookworm daughter. A recipient of the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program, she’s passionate about creating brown girl leads in children’s literature. Visit her website or find her on Instagram and Twitter: @msmayaprasad.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA By Nova Ren Suma, Emily X.R. Pan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750798
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 20th, 2020