Writer. Educator.
Occasional Gadfly.

Photo: Kate Schafer Testerman

Hi! My name is Yi Shun Lai (say “yeeshun” for my first name; “lie” for my last). I’m a writer and educator. In my writing life, I work in both fiction and nonfiction. Books take a long time to write, but on a more frequent basis, you can find my artwork, and my noodlings on creativity, productivity and more over at Medium. I used to write a column on broadening our bookshelves over at The Writer magazine.

In my education life, I teach in a master of fine arts program, where I specialize in creative writing and publishing.

My educational philosophy revolves around giving people the tools you need and want, so you can be the best you can possibly be. And I want the same for myself, which means I love learning new-to-me things and perspectives.

Thank you very much for visiting!