ACC Literary Coffeehouse featuring 2024 Texas Poet Laureate Amanda Johnston

ACC Creative Writing Presents:

Literary Coffeehouse with Amanda Johnston

Please join us in welcoming back an ongoing series to BookWoman – the ACC Literary Coffeehouse! We will be partnering with the Creative Writing Department at ACC for monthly readings this semester.

After the Q&A portion of the evening, there will be an open mic, so be sure to bring a poem or brief prose piece to read during one of our two-minutes open mic slots.

Come ready to peruse our wonderfully curated shelves. 

*Please note that masks are required inside BookWoman.

Amanda Johnston is a writer, artist, and the 2024 Texas Poet Laureate. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and is the author of two chapbooks, GUAP and Lock & Key, and the full-length collection Another Way to Say Enter. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, among them, CallalooPoetry MagazinePuerto del SolMuzzle, and the anthologies, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry and Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism. She has received fellowships, grants, and awards from Cave Canem Foundation, Hedgebrook, Tasajillo, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, The Watermill Center, and the Austin International Poetry Festival. She is a former Board President of Cave Canem Foundation, a member of the Affrilachian Poets, and founder/executive director of Torch Literary Arts.

Event date: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751