Amanda Johnston

Texas, United States


Amanda Johnston has performed internationally for various causes and events. Honors include multiple Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Christina Sergeyevna Award from the Austin International Poetry Festival, membership with the Affrilachian Poets and a Cave Canem fellowship. She has served on the board of directors for the National Women's Alliance and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference and is the founder & executive director of Torch Literary Arts. She is the Retreat and Residencies Coordinator for Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. and is pursuing her MFA from Stonecoast at University of Southern Maine.



  • Founder / Editor at Torch Literary Arts (August 2006 - )
  • Retreat and Residencies Coordinator at Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. (January 2012 - )

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Poetry