Baltimore Sun Media
"A really powerful presentation... extraordinary... bReathtaking"
Andrew Simonet, writer, choreographer, and founder of Artist U
"her community spirit is infectious and admirable. .... It takes courage, vision, and unique, vulnerable grace to embrace artistic possibility so openly and with such abiding curiosity and nuance."
Melissa Wyse, art writer and cultural critic
"Woolford’s strength lies in her ability to marry historical research, personal narrative, and fiction in such a way that the viewer learns so much about the subjects she investigates, but through a personal lens that makes each story intimate.... Woolford is a powerful performer"
Cara Ober, arts writer and founding publisher of BmoreArt
Pamela Woolford is the author of more than 100 profile, memoir, fiction, human-interest, and think pieces published in The Baltimore Sun, Poets & Writers Magazine, the NAACP's Crisis Magazine, Harvard University’s Transition, and other publications. Her writings have long been cited in books like Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic by Michelle D. Commander (Duke University Press, 2017), Mapping Alternative Expressions of Blackness in Cinema: A Horizontal Labyrinth of Transgeographical Practices of Identity by Boulou Ebanda de B'béri (Thielmann & Breitinger, 2006), Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele (University of Rochester Press, 2009), L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema edited by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart (University of California Press, 2015), Breaking into Print: Early Stories and Insights into Getting Published edited by DeWitt Henry (Beacon Press, 2000), In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Richard Iton (Oxford University Press, 2010), The Witches Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense by Kara Keeling (Duke University Press, 2007), Lucille Clifton: Her Life and Letters by Mary Jane Lupton and Lucille Clifton (Praeger, 2006), Shaping the Future of African American Film: Color-Coded Economics and the Story Behind the Numbers by Monica White Ndounou (Rutgers University Press, 2014), Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights by Robert J. Patterson (University of Illinois Press, 2019), In Media Res: Race, Identity, and Pop Culture in the Twenty-first Century by James Braxton Peterson (Bucknell University Press, 2014), Empathy and the Phantasmic in Ethnic American Trauma Narratives by Stella Setka (Thielmann & Breitinger, 2020), and Soul Power: Culture Radicalism, and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left by Cynthia A. Young (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).
creator of virtual-reality experiences,
AUTHOR, FILMMAKER, STORYTELLER,
performing & installation ARTist
Pamela Woolford HAS PRESENTED FOR OR PARTICIPATED IN PANEL/Q-&-A DISCUSSIONS AT:
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY SALON (hosted by Grace Cavalieri)
ART AS A RESPONSE TO ANTI-BLACKNESS (sponsored by George Mason University and Busboys and Poets)
ARTISTS U SHIFT
BAKER ARTIST LITERARY AWARDS SHOWCASE (sponsored by Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance)
BALTIMORE, ADDRESSED: BAKER ARTIST AWARDS PRESS PREVIEW at Baltimore Museum of Art
BISSON LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES at Marymount University
BLACK BOTTOM FILM FESTIVAL at August Wilson Cultural Center
CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE (sponsored by Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland)
CR8:BLK (Create Black) BLACK WOMEN CINEMA WEEK at Eaton Workshop
DECONSTRUCTION OF BEING: A SYMPOSIUM (sponsored by University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery)
DENEE BARR MULTIMEDIA ARTS SHOW at Robinson Nature Center
GOLDEN HEARTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT at St. John Baptist Church
KWANZAA IN AUGUST: UNBOXED & UNBOUND FILMS at Anacostia Arts Center
LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW READING SERIES
THE NEW BLACK WOMAN: AN EVENING WITH MARITA GOLDEN & PAMELA WOOLFORD (sponsored by Busboys and Poets Books)
NORTH BEACH AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
TogetHER WOMEN'S FORUM (sponsored by Women United and Untied Way of Central Maryland)
VISIONARY WOMEN, THE JOURNEY: ART ABOUT WOMEN BY WOMEN at Columbia Art Center
WOMEN OF THE LENS FILM DIGITAL BROADCAST FESTIVAL at Close Up Film Centre, London
WOMEN WRITERS OF COLOR BRUNCH (hosted by Marita Golden)
Pamela Woolford presented her film Generation at Women of the Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival in London, UK, in December 2018.
Art as a Response to Anti-Blackness
Art as a Response to Anti-Blackness was the fall 2020 film-premiere event for Pamela Woolford's limited release of her film Interrupted: Prologue to a Mem-noir. Attended by 1.5 thousand people online, the event had Pamela Woolford speaking with panelists jazz great Bob James, who composed the soundtrack; bestselling author Marita Golden; Black Bottom Film Festival founder Joseph Lewis, and others and was co-presented by Busboys and Poets and the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
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