Write Around PAM: Carrie Mae Weems

During this time, it is important we all take moments to reflect. Writing is a powerful tool to pause, connect, and heal. Using this work by Carrie Mae Weems as inspiration, here are two prompts to help you get going. You can choose one, both or follow your own adventure. Before or after you write, take some time to learn about Weems’ life and artistic career.

Set a timer for 5 minutes and just keep the pen moving. 

Clouds gathered… / A change in the air…

Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past posts from each Sunday in May and look for continuing weekly posts in June and July. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM 

Carrie Mae Weems, When did you leave Heaven?, from The Great Northwest Portfolio, 2001, chromogenic print, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Photography Council, © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York., 2008.53o

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