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 elsewhere. Her chapbook Grist won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Prize and was published in 2016. Contact Kate via firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-828-1435.
Luke Leinberger is the Assistant Coordinator for Get Lit! Programs. He is currently studying fiction as an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. Luke earned his B.A. in sociology and creative writing from the University of Colorado Boulder where he was published in their undergraduate journal. Like most Coloradans, he enjoys hiking and skiing. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Andrew Acuna is a poet from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Some of his favorite poets include: Danez Smith, Sylvia Plath, and José Olivarez. He also enjoys listening to vinyl and binge watching New Girl and Scrubs.
Brittany Jennings is a creative writing undergrad at Eastern Washington University. She loves and studies all genres equally. Her works tend to include the aftermath of trauma, her favorite areas in Washington state, and LGTBQIA+ characters. She is currently the web editor of Willow Springs Magazine.
Tristan Walde is a first year poetry student in Eastern Washington University's MFA program. He has lived in Spokane his whole life except for his undergraduate degree, which he earned at the University of Washington in English. Tristan enjoys reading philosophy, watching sports, and skiing.
My name is Nicole Miller. I'm a first year nonfiction graduate student at Eastern. Originally from California I've lived in different parts of the Pacific Northwest for many years. I'm happiest when I'm outside and in nature, so I definitely take advantage of the clearer, warmer days when they appear.
Anna Pearsall is an undergraduate student at Eastern Washington University. She is majoring in Technical Communications, with a minor in Creative Writing. Anna enjoys creating and appreciating art in all forms, be it words or visual. Anna aims to create visually appealing and usable information through her technical writing, while also developing her creative work. Her main inspiration comes from nature, and she is greatly influenced by the Pacific Northwest.
Erica Bower is a graduate student pursuing her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Eastern Washington University. Her writing often plays with the blending of genre or literary collage, with thematic interests in nature and the various facets of societal expectations. She is currently the Assistant Genre Editor for Willow Springs magazine.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.