Care to Listen? Bread Loaf Waiter’s Reading 2019, Night #2


Kailyn writes fiction and nonfiction in Oakland, California, her hometown by way of Oregon, Alaska, and New Orleans. Her work has been shortlisted at Glimmer Train and The Faulkner Society, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Literary Hub, Brevity, The Believer, The Cincinnati Review, The Master’s Review, and Alta Magazine, among others. She holds a BA from Reed College and an MFA from the University of New Orleans, where she was the editor of Bayou Magazine.

With support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Ucross Foundation, Montana’s Open AIR, and the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Kailyn has written about fire, California, rural Alaska, and love. Kailyn is currently at work on new fiction.

When not writing, she likes a good camping trip.