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 The Rumpus, 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 is at work on new fiction about California.

When not writing, Kailyn likes a good camping trip.