About Amanda Evans



  • MFA  Creative Writing / Poetry, Wichita State University, 2001
  • Certificate for Language Arts 7-12, Wichita State University, 2005
  • Advanced Placement Certificates, Language and Composition, University of Tulsa, 2006 & Washburn University, 2012


  • Language Arts Instructor   The Independent School  2006-Present  Wichita, KS
  • Chair of Steering Committee / Accreditation Team, 2015-2017
  • Teach British Literature / AP Language & Composition and Creative Writing 1 & 2
  • Advise student literary magazine, Echoes
  • Instructional Designer / Writer     NexLearn     2005-06     Wichita, KS
  • Language Arts Instructor   El Dorado High School   2003-05     El Dorado, KS
  • Adjunct Faculty    Friends University     Religion & Humanities     2003     Wichita, KS
  • Adjunct Faculty / Teaching Assistant    WSU English Dept.     1998 – 2003     Wichita, KS

Publications & Events

  • Featured Speaker for Wichita Art Chatter at the Wichita Art Museum, Spring 2015
  • Satellite Artist for Harvester Arts Collaboration with Anne Schaefer, Fall 2014
  • “Something More Obvious” and “Playing for Love” in the anthology Bend, Don’t Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire, 2004
  • “Lower Middle Broken Women Class Coffee” The Mid-America Poetry Review, 2002
  • “Riding It Out” in Mikrokosmos, 2000

Awards and Honors (1993-2005)

  • ETS Recognition of Excellence for Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12
  • ETS Recognition of Excellence for English Language, Literature and Composition
  • Nominated for Golden Apple Award
  • Nominated for Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching
  • Nominated for Academy for Effective Teaching
  • MFA Poetry Fellowship
  • Academy of American Poets Award, Honorable Mention
  • Editor of Mikrokosmos (WSU’s Literary Journal)
  • Editor of The Quill (BCCC’s Literary Journal)
  • Louella Bosworth, Mary Haymaker and Golda Fowler Memorial Scholarships

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