Layla Karst


Your name: Layla Karst

Your home town: Idaho Falls, ID

Your major(s): Religion (in Laney Graduate School)

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? Nope

What are your career plans? To be a professor

What is your favorite book or author and why? This is like asking someone to choose their favorite child.  The first book I remember falling in love with was A Wrinkle in Time.

What is your favorite word?

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer: 

It is difficult to recall a specific breakthrough moment as a writer.  I never took a particular joy in writing growing up.  English was my least favorite class and writing usually felt like a chore.  But in college, I fell in love with studying first Communications and then Religion.  In these classes, writing suddenly became a tool.  It helped me work out my own thoughts and to share my ideas with others.  I still work to improve my writing every day, because it is the tool that helps me to do the work that I love.