News - Of 1300+ applications, Amanda Johnston has been selected as one of 40 writers in residence at Hedgebrook for 2020. Learn more about this organization that supports women writers from around the world.
March 10, 2019
Let's Get Physical: Writing the Body - Join me for this IOTA online workshop to explore how we convey the body with limited text. Micro Prose, Poetry, Prompts, and Resources. May 5 - June 2.
"Amanda Johnston has served Cave Canem in many soul-giving, hallelujah-strong capacities: that she star-shined in her roles as fellow, retreat coordinator, one-woman cheering squad and board member over the past 20 years..."
The Fire Gilders: A Celebration of Women Poets - An international event to mark Brigid’s Day & Black History Month. Sponsored by Poetry Ireland, African American Irish Diaspora Network, and the Embassy of Ireland USA.
Publishers Weekly highlights African-American literary organizations. Read to learn more about Cave Canem and how it serves the Black poetry community and impacts the literary community at large.
July 31, 2019
Texas Book Festival is pleased to host Book Tips and Sips at Prohibition Creamery in Austin where Central Texas authors talk about their favorite books at Prohibition Creamery, a delicious cocktail and ice cream bar. Join us August 13, 2019!
January 26, 2019
New work in Thalia Magazine. Check out "forgive me, but another black woman was killed and I'm shook" along with two poems from Another Way to Say Enter - "History Repeating Repeating" and "Crossing In."
I'm thrilled my poem "Gender Reveal" is included in this anthology along with so many powerful poets I admire. I'm thankful for the work of Dr. Joanne Gabbin, Lauren K. Alleyne and all who put in work with to bring this gift into the world.
December 27, 2018
12 Poignant Lines Of Poetry From Young Black Women To Inspire You Daily - Includes lines from Aja Monet, Khadijah Queen, and more along with a line from my poem "Pawn Shop."