Thank you for everything

and a request

Everyone, hi.

It’s with a heavy heart and a lot of surprise that I must bid Reads & Eats farewell even before my projected stop date of July 2021.

Publishing this newsletter has been such an extraordinary privilege, and I am so sad to see it go—but work in other realms* beckons.

Here is my request: Please, please write to me ( and tell me if you would like a pro-rated refund. Some of you are due at least the cost of a large Frappuccino (tm). Just tell me how you would like that money back. I can do Venmo very easily, as well as PayPal. Please do this by May 31, 2021, at which time I will be shutting down the e-mail account associated with Reads & Eats.

Even now, I am dreading hitting “send” on this. It will leave a big, casserole-sized hole in my chest. But we won’t lose touch: I’m planning on adding you all to my normal newsletter, with news on my appearances and publications. (You can still unsubscribe.)

Please continue to support new writers: look for, and lift, their voices wherever you can. Thank you for supporting us in this endeavor.


Yi Shun

*I’m doing some great work at Can I Play That? on diversity, equity, and inclusion for creative. You can learn more here. And you can still read my column at The Writer here.