Staff: 2021-2022

Kate Peterson

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 or 509-828-1435.


Elizabeth Graves is the Assistant Coordinator for Get Lit! Programs. She is also a first-year poetry MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. Elizabeth grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and spent the last six years living in Los Angeles. She can be reached at


Tristan Walde is a second 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.

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Tricia Kiehn is a first-year poet in Eastern’s MFA program, where she recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree. Two of her poems have been published with Eastern’s undergrad magazine Northwest Boulevard. Tricia was born and raised in Spokane and spent some time in Lincoln City, OR. She has one dog, one cat, and one axolotl.


Ty Holmes is pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Eastern Washington University. Ty is a Walla Walla native and lover of the Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. He attained a B. A. in Philosophy at EWU. He spent the last three years working at a BRS home for at-risk youth. His spare time is spent in the gym and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Taylor Biondi is an undergrad at Gonzaga University studying English and Public Relations. She grew up in California but has loved living in Washington for the past few years and exploring everything it has to offer. She loves the outdoors, cooking, and, of course, reading.


Aimee Brooks is a first-year fiction student at Eastern Washington University’s MFA program. She earned her BFA in Three-Dimensional Studio Art from Wayland Baptist University where she studied ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry making. When she’s not writing, she spends her time hiking, creating linocut prints, and trying out new coffee shops.

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: