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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Luke Leinberger is currently studying fiction as a first year MFA candidate. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder where he was published in their undergraduate journal. Like most Coloradans, he enjoys hiking and skiing.
Breslin Sand, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a fiction candidate in Eastern Washington University’s MFA program. She has been published in The News Record, Cincinnati Magazine, Cleaning Up Glitter E-Journal, and Lancelot Shaubert's The Showbear Family Circus. She hopes to one day become a Creative Writing professor. You can read more about her on her website breslingracesand.com. You can also find her on Twitter (@sand_breslin) and on Instagram (@breslin_grace).
Andrew Acuna is a poet from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Some of his favorite poets include: Danez Smith, Sylvania Plath, and José Olivarez. He also enjoys listening to vinyl and binge watching New Girl and Scrubs.
Madison Flint is an EWU undergraduate student enrolled in the English Creative Writing program and specializing in fiction. Madison believes that art is the soul of the community, and hopes to support fellow creatives in realizing their artistic potential.
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.