Kate Peterson earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she now works as Director of Get Lit! Programs. Her poetry and prose has been published in many literary magazines including Crab Creek Review, Rattle, Sugar House Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Packingtown Review, and others. Her chapbook Grist won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Prize and was published in 2016. Learn more at katelaurenpeterson.tumblr.com. Contact Kate via email@example.com or 509-828-1435.
Claire Walla is the Assistant Coordinator for Get Lit! Programs. She is currently studying Creative Nonfiction as an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. Her past lives include teaching middle and high school English, producing news segments for The Huffington Post, reporting on small-town happenings for a newspaper on the East End of Long Island, and writing freelance articles about cinematography and trail running. Claire earned her B.A. in Modern English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Seymour is a first year nonfiction student in EWU’s MFA program. She is also a mom, spouse, coordinator of house projects (and constantly making friends with painters, drywallers, electricians, and masons), and a Presbyterian minister. She likes to knit, cook, eat, and listen to other people’s stories.
Whitney Bolar is an undergraduate student at Eastern Washington University specializing in technical communication, minoring in visual communication design and certifying in user experience. Whitney plans to develop many useful skills to help their future partners in a user based career.
Dani Torpey is a first year graduate student in EWU's MFA program. She writes poetry. Fortunately, her feelings regenerate at twice the speed of a normal man. She believes the letter "R" is the most menacing of sounds. Regardless of what wildlife protocol may say you may feed this bear Nutella.
Emmett Jones is originally from Sandpoint, ID, where he grew up hiking, skiing, and swimming. He graduated from Gonzaga University in 2017 and spent the next couple years working in college admissions. He is a current MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University with an emphasis on Fiction. This past summer, he quit his job and hiked the 2,653 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada over the course of five months.
Greg Scheiber is a second-year poetry candidate in the MFA program at EWU. He currently works as the Scene Shop Foreman in Eastern Washington University's Theatre Department. Originally from Connecticut, Greg has been enjoying living in the Inland Northwest where the traffic isn't so bad.
Mackenzie M. Badger is a fiction writer from New Iberia, Louisiana. She is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been published in their in-house publication the Southwestern Review.
Get Lit! Programs employs one full-time staff member, and one graduate student assistant from The MFA at EWU. The program relies heavily on student interns and volunteers from The MFA at EWU as well as other local colleges and universities. Get Lit! strives to create an interactive learning environment that connects students with members of the community. Special thanks to all of our interns! If you are interested in becoming a Get Lit! intern or in volunteering for the festival, please contact us: email@example.com.