Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amanda Woodard
Avid reader and writer, Amanda Woodard, will make her debut on the Oral Fixation stage for “Ducks in a Row.”
Amanda Woodard is a junior at University of North Texas. When she isn’t studying, she writes her first novel, quickly loses interest in books which are not life-changing, and points out unintentional puns. Amanda lives in the Dallas Arts District with her partner, Courtney, and their giant mystery dog, Hiro.
What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation? I live to write. Recently, I’ve been writing a lot of nonfiction. I find it both challenging and liberating.
What is your favorite smell? Honeysuckle.
What is your favorite Dallas hangout? I love going to the Dallas Museum of Art.
What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade and why would you recommend it? Watchmen was the best book I’ve read because of how human these fantastical characters seemed. I felt that each character expressed, pretty effectively for a graphic novel, the duality of humankind. Everything is gray—there is not black or white.
Sneak Peek: “I had this vision of us, me and Courtney: a glimpse of us riding our bikes down the sidewalks near our new apartment. We gaze into each others’ eyes, the wind ruffling our hair, and we are just so full of joy that it spills out of us through our laughter. In just six weeks, this picturesque premonition could be a reality. There was just one problem: I, at 22 years old, had never learned how to ride a bicycle.”