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.
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.
Emily Tracy is an undergraduate in the Technical Communication program at Eastern Washington University. She loves creating both written and visual content to better deliver information to a variety of audiences. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emily spends her free time knitting, reading, playing the piano, and enjoying the great outdoors. She also dabbles in creative writing and would like to publish a book someday.
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.