WAN Academy: Family Through the Lens of Mythos w/ Defunkt Magazine

WAN Academy: Family Through the Lens of Mythos w/ Defunkt Magazine

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$20 – $500

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Exploring mythos as an entry point to poetry

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WANA is a year long schedule of instructor-facilitated virtual writing classes that meet for 90 minutes each and every Monday from 6-7:30 PM CST via Zoom.

Every week we are offering writing workshops facilitated by some of the most talented poets from all across the globe.

Most workshops will be generative in nature, giving you the tools you need to continue to grow as a writer and artist, or if you’re just looking for accountability in writing, a place to show up each week, we will continue to offer writing prompts and a quiet writing breakout room during our classes.

You will also have access to the recordings and workshop material just in case you miss a class or wish to revisit a class you attended.

THIS WEEK'S WORKSHOP: Familiy Through the Lens of Mythos

In this workshop attendees will explore mythos as a tool for writing about family. We will look at a poem by torin a. greathouse and discuss how it uses mythos to explore complex familial structures. Using the poem as inspiration, attendees will take what they have learned to create their own poem, with time to share and receive feedback.


Amanda Lopez is an artist. A person who aims to bring more love into the world. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Wife. Dog Lover. She received her BA in English Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy at the University of Houston. She has a self-published poetry chapbook titled Soul Search and is currently working to become a certified English teacher. She is also an Associate Poetry Editor for Defunkt Magazine. Her first published poem can be found online when visiting Write Art Out Inc.'s website inside of their first issue for The Mixtape. Typically, Amanda is behind the scenes in the writer world with a love for interviewing fellow poets, including an interview with Carl Phillips in Glass Mountain's 24th and lasted printed volume. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, and very proud of it.

Keagan Wheat (he/him) writes poetry focused on FTM identity and congenital heart disease. His work appears in Shards Issue 4 and 7 Anti-Heroin Chic October 2020, Houston Review of Books, The Acentos Review December 2020, The Bitchin’ Kitsch Vol. 13 Issue 1, and more. As an inaugural WITS Emerging Writers fellow, he was mentored by many great writers and teachers and began teaching creative writing. He is the Poetry Editor of Defunkt Magazine and co-taught workshops for the magazine. With a couple local Houston literary organizations, he hosted open mics and featured in various Houston reading series, like Poetry Around and Poison Pen. Living in Houston, he enjoys collecting odd dinosaur facts and listening to way too many hours of podcasts.


A Single Class Pass provides access to an individual class as well as its recording. A Month Pass provides access to every class, even if the class has already happened via the recordings. Some facilitators will host multiple classes called the Writer’s Suite, which also has its own pass and recordings. All classes are free to active, paid monthly Write About Now Members on Facebook or PayPal. For more info on how to become a member, visit www.wanpoetry.com.

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