Writing Place: A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by Ansel Adams in Our Time

May 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This program is free, but space is limited. Registration required.

What makes place a meaningful element in a story or poem? How do you relate to the landscapes of the American West? When you hear the word landscape, what do you imagine? What makes a place significant to you? Join Write Around Portland and the Portland Art Museum for an online creative writing workshop exploring setting, place, and landscape, and drawing inspiration from works in the Ansel Adams in Our Time photography exhibition.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, refined over 22 years, this workshop provides 90 minutes of facilitated, generative writing exercises, sharing, and strengths-based feedback. Good for both new and experienced writers. Open to all, ages 16+. Writers ages 13-15 are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Please bring your favorite journal and pen to write with!

Register now

Visit the exhibition in person before or after the workshop by reserving tickets. View the online exhibition.

Questions? Please contact Hana Layson at hana.layson@pam.org.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Laura McPhee (American, born in 1958), Midsummer (Lupine and Fireweed), 2008.
Laura McPhee (American, born in 1958), Midsummer (Lupine and Fireweed), 2008, inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist, L-SE 1246.9.2