Leyna Krow

MFA Alumni Bio

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Leyna Krow graduated with her MFA from EWU in 2012. Her fiction has appeared in Ninth LetterPrairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, South Dakota Review, and other publications. She is the author of the short story collection I’m Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking (Featherproof Books 2017) which was a Believer Book Award finalist and the novel Fire Season (Viking 2022). She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children.

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Here’s what Leyna had to say about the program:

“I am so grateful for my time at EWU! I feel like I came to grad school at the exact right time in my writing career. I had been writing and reading a lot, but also sort of flailing around with it. Workshops and classes at Eastern helped me focus in on the sort of stories I really wanted to be writing. I met a bunch of super creative people through the program who I absolutely love having in my life. Some of best friends came out of EWU. Wouldn’t trade ’em for anything.”