The Poet and the Poem
Featured Pamela Woolford
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Pamela Woolford is a narrative interdisciplinary artist and keynote speaker, intertwining her work as a writer, filmmaker, performer, and immersive-media director to create new forms of narrative work about Black women, Black girls, and others whose joy, imagination, and inner life are under-explored in American media and popular art.
She is the recipient of six Maryland State Arts Council Awards, five film-festival awards internationally, a Changemaker Challenge Award from United Way of Central Maryland and Horizon Foundation, an aSHE Fund Micro-Grant, and two Baker Artist Awards in interdisciplinary arts. She has been awarded a Storyknife Writers Residency, a NES Artist Residency, and an Official Citation from the Maryland House of Delegates.
Pamela Woolford is the author of more than 100 memoir, fiction, profile, human-interest, and think pieces published in The Baltimore Sun, Poets & Writers Magazine, NAACP's Crisis Magazine, Harvard University's Transition, and other publications. Her writings have been selected for anthologies, translated into German, and widely cited. In 2020 she was the Bisson Lecturer in the Humanities at Marymount University.
Her multimedia project Antoine and Me is featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art through 3/12/23. Her retrospective virtual-reality experience Up/Rooted: Pamela Woolford's Cabin Windows premieres in 2023.