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Friday, April 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fiery New Prose by EWU Alumni

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Join us on YouTube for a free reading celebrating two talented local writers and Eastern Washington University alums who have books recently published or forthcoming in 2022. Kacy Tellessen is a Marine Corps veteran whose memoir Freaks of a Feather looks at Tellessen’s experience serving in Iraq in two tours from 2005-2009. He explores the stark contrast of the expectation of war and serving one's country versus the reality of war and the toll it takes on a soldier’s mental health. Since the publication of Leyna Krow’s collection I’m Fine But You Appear To Be Sinking, her stories have gained critical acclaim and one story, "Sinkhole," will soon be adapted for the screen. Krow’s first novel Fire Season (coming this summer from Viking) tells the story of three scheming opportunists whose lives collide in the wake of a devastating fire in Spokane Falls in 1889.  Fire Season freshly imagines the greed and misogyny of the American West to tell a rollicking, bewitching story about finding purpose in the face of injustice. Both Leyna Krow and Kacy Tellessen are alumni of Eastern Washington University, and they will answer a few questions about their experience at EWU and how it shaped their writing careers.

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Kacy Tellessen

Kacy was born in Spokane and raised in Spangle, Washington--a small farming community that clings to the edge of the Palouse. Kacy joined the Marine Corps infantry directly out of high school and deployed twice to Iraq as an Infantry machine gunner with the Second Battalion, Third... Read More →
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Leyna Krow

Leyna Krow is the author of the short story collection I'm Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking (Featherproof Books 2017) and the forthcoming novel Fire Season (Viking 2022). She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and two children. 

Friday April 22, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT