Upcoming Events 

11/4/22 @ 6:30 pm - TORCH x EcoTheo Collective featuring Destiny O. Birdsong, Remica L. Bingham-Risher, Airea D. Matthews at Vuka North Lamar

 

11/5/22 @ 11:00 am - TORCH Literary Arts Presents: A Conversation with Destiny O. Birdsong and Remica Bingham-Risher with Amanda Johnston (moderator) at Texas Capitol

 

11/5/22 @ 7:00 pm - Lit Crawl with Story Department featuring Ana Marie Cox, Edward Vidaurre, Rita Woods, Amanda Johnston, and Kathy Blackwell (host) at Saddle Up

 

11/6/22 @ 11:00 am - Austin Youth Poet, Zachary Suri, in conversation with Amanda Johnston at the State Theatre

 

11/6/22 @ 1:30pm - New Black West: America's Only Touring Black Rodeo at the Contemporary Jones with Gabriela Hasbun, Denesha Henderson, and Amanda Johnston (moderator) at The Contemporary Austin-Jones Center

11/12/22 - EAST Studio Tour at Prizer Arts & Letter


PAST EVENTS 

8/26/17 - Tent Revival, Allgo, Austin, TX 

8/30/17 - Aural Lit, Austin, TX 

9/18/17 - Happy Birthday to Me!, Everywhere! 

9/22/17 - I Scream Social, Malvern Books, Austin, TX 

10/14/17 - Free Minds Workshop, Austin, TX 

10/23/17 - Chicon Street Poets Reading Series, Austin, TX 

11/4/17 - Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX

1/4/18 - Another Way to Say Enter Book Launch, Austin, TX

1/6/18 - Prizer Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony, Austin, TX

1/10-14/18 - Stonecoast MFA Residency, Freeport, ME

1/15/18 - MLK Day Open Mic @ The Vortex, Austin, TX 

1/18/18 - Poetry & Wine, San Marcos, TX 

2/8/18 - TexasCASA, Austin, TX (private event)

2/10/18 - Amanda Johnston & Friends @ Prizer, Austin, TX 

2/15/18 - Community Poetry Workshop @ Prizer, Austin, TX

2/24/18 - TORCH Wildfire Reading Series, BookWoman, Austin, TX

3/1/18 - Zumbi Radio KAZI, Austin, TX 

3/2/18 - Resistencia, Celebrating Verses of Black Women, Austin, TX

3/8-9/18 - AWP Conference, Tampa, FL 
Fri. March 9th - 12:00PM // Political Pivoting: Literary Publishing at the Pace of Politics, Sponsored by CLMP.(Johnny Temple,  Paul Reyes,  Amanda Johnston,  Meara Sharma) Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor, F194 
Sat. March 10th - 9:00AM // The Thing Builders: Building Literary Communities That Matter. (Amanda Johnston,  JP Howard, Janna Marlies Maron,  Penny Guisinger) Grand Salon B, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor, S109

3/17/18 - Another Way to Say Enter Book Launch, Harlem, NY

3/31/18 - Salvage Vanguard Theater, con flama talk back, Austin, TX

4/5/18 - Poetry & Prose: Amanda Johnston & Alexis Paige, Austin,TX

4/19-21/18 - Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C. 
Date/Time/Location TBD: Kevlar Hearts: Poetic Strategies for Engaging Police Violence. Presenters: F. Douglas Brown, Mahogany Browne, Kyle Dargan, Amanda Johnston

4/22/18 - Black Ladies Brunch Collective, Washington, D.C. 

4/26/18 - Cultural Lounge at the Carver, Austin, TX 

4/27/18 - Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX 

5/4/18 - Lisa L. Moore Release of 24 Hours of Men, Austin, TX

5/12/18 - Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX 

5/26/18 - Malvern Books, Austin, TX 

5/30/18 - Aural Literature Reading Series, Austin, TX 

7/11 - 15/18 - Stonecoast MFA Residency, Freeport, ME 

7/27/18 - 60-IN-SIXTY, FUSEBOX Festival Fundraiser, Austin, TX

9/1/18 - Six Square District Cultural Arts Festival, Austin, TX 

10/6/18 - Babes Bar with Alexis Paige, Bethel, VT 

10/12/18 - New Works Reading, NYU & Cave Canem, New York, NY
 
10/27/18 - Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX 

10/27/18 - Lit Crawl Austin - Black Poets Speak Out, Austin, TX 

10/28/18 - TORCH Wildfire Reading Series, Austin, TX 

11/1/18 - Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

11/2-3/18 - Hugo House Reading & Workshop, Seattle, WA

12/13/18 - Bookwoman 2nd Thursday Reading Series, Austin, TX

2/28 - 3/2/19 - SUNSTAR Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 

3/27-30/19 - AWP Conference, Portland, OR
                                   Sat. Panel: 21st Century Innovations in Poetic Form, 3:00PM

3/28/19 - Women Writers in Bloom Reading, Portland, OR

3/28/19 - Affrilachians at the Heathman, Portland, OR
 
3/29/19 - Women of Resistance Anthology Reading, Portland, OR

3/30/19 - Argus House Press Reading, Portland, OR 

4/18/19 - ECTC, Elizabethtown, KY
 
4/19/19 - Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY

5/5 - 6/2/19 - Let's Get Physical: Writing the Body, IOTA Online
 
5/8/19 - LOGOS Reading Series, Austin, TX 

6/2/19 - A Womb of One's Own, Spider House Ballroom, Austin, TX 
 
6/9-15/19 - Cave Canem Summer Retreat, Greensburg, PA

6/15/19 - CAAPP, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

7/5-12/19 - Stonecoast, Dingle, Ireland 

10/16-18/19 - Furious Flower, Harrisonburg, VA
 
10/26-27/19 - Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX ​

10/27/19 - TORCH Wildfire Reading
 
10/28/19 - University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

2/11/20 - Maine College, Portland, ME  
 
2/22/20 - Texas Poetry Out Loud Finals, Austin, TX 
 
3/3/20 - Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era Book Launch, Austin, TX 

3/8/20 - Revel: Witness, Austin, TX 

9/12/20 - Kentucky Women Writers Conference: Wild Women of Poetry
 
9/17/20 - Poetry as Praise, Protest & Power
 
10/13-30/20 - Early Voting in Texas 

11/17/20 - McMaster University, Canada 

12/8/20 - Dallas ISD 

12/19/20 - Soul Sister Review & Women Writers in Bloom Reading 

1/29/21 - BreakBeats Poets at Denton Black Film Festival

1/29/21 - Live From the Draylen Mason Studio

2/1/21 - The Fire Gilders: A Celebration of Women Poets marking Brigid’s Day & Black History Month

2/1/21 - University of Alabama Creative Writing Contest Judge

3/6 - AWP Conference: Panel - for colored girls: fam, friends, fans, A Celebration of Ntozake Shange

4/10/21 - Every Shining Gift: A Birthday Celebration for Toi Derricotte 

4/17/21 - Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Carving a New Sound. Workshop 

4/27/21 - The Heartland Review at ECTC, Reading 

4/29/21 - The Heartland Review at ECTC, Workshop 

6/13/21 -
Stone House Reading Series

6/18/21 - ACC Juneteenth Virtual Reading 

6/28 - 7/4/21 - Tasajillo Residency

8/01/21 - Maine's Literary Arts Fellowship, Award Panel 

10/6/21 - “with love like black, our black”: Black Poetry and Literary Citizenship


10/9/21 - Little Girl Blue by Sequoia Maner Book Launch 

10/23 - 11/20/21 - New Beginnings Workshop, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

11/20/21 - The Eastside Event Series, Weekend 3: "Blues, Bites, & Cocktails" 

12/10/21 - The Moth Mainstage at the Paramount 

12/18-21/21 - Tasajillo Residency

2/5/22 - Say It Loud with Ebony Stewart
2/15/22 - Literary Cypher 

2/16-22/22 - The Watermill Center 

3/3-6/22 - Snowbound Writers Retreat with Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

3/4/22 - Surprise Event (stay tuned!) 

4/2-9/22 - Iota Literary Conference 

6/9 - 21/22 - Hedgebrook Residency