With illustrations by nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist Walt Carr.
mem-noir: [mem-nwär] NOUN, A brief memoir, written in short paragraphs, concerned with being a person of the Black race within the context of a specified subject. Visual art or photographs, especially biographical in nature, are often incorporated.
A Pamela Woolford Project
Supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Changemaker Challenge Award from Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland, a NES Artist Residency in Iceland, and Busboys and Poets, Disrupt/ed (a mem-noir) will be two standalone pieces of art, a Pamela Woolford literary memoir with drawings by editorial cartoonist Walt Carr and a multi-sensory exhibition with performative photos and videos of Woolford. In the project Pamela Woolford explores her early childhood in the 1970s in the planned integrated town of Columbia, Maryland, amidst this nation's legacy of enslavement of Black people, like her. The memoir includes an appendix on Black Freedom Visionaries from her hometown.
With the creation of Disrupt/ed (a mem-noir), Woolford originates the term "mem-noir."
BOOK launch, summer 2020
Busboys and Poets (coming to Columbia, MD, in 2020), “a cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers”
EXHIBITION premieres October 2020
The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at The Smith Center, Washington, DC, exhibiting “fine art that explores the innate connection between healing and creativity”