Dr. Ryan Thorpe teaches humanities and writing courses at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute and serves as the assistant director of its writing program. He has a duel focus PhD from Oklahoma State University in creative writing and TESOL and is also the executive director of Inkwell, a literary collective that holds free and public writing workshops in China (www.inkwell.asia). He has written columns for The Global Times, China Daily, and Sixth Tone, and has published in numerous literary journals. His first scholarly book, Teaching Second Language Creative Writing was published in December of 2021 by Routledge. Two fantasy novels, The Willows and Arcadian Midnight from Aethon Books are due out in 2022. He is the editor of the Blue Tiger Review, the joint institute’s literary journal, which publishes the work of second language writers and the director of Lutra Press, a press focused on expat writers.