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Write Around PAM: Fern Coppedge

Many of us have likely gotten to know the streets we live on a bit better this year as we take walks in the neighborhood or spend time looking out our windows while we try to stay close to home and maintain social distancing. Or maybe life has shifted in a way that means our neighborhood is new or different than it was a year ago. Today we invite you to spend some time writing about this sense of place, using this piece by American Impressionist Fern Coppedge as inspiration. 

We have two prompts to help you get started. As always, you can choose one, both, or write whatever else comes. Set a timer for 10 mins and just keep your pen or pencil moving.

Just around the corner… / On the street where I live…

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 Sunday posts and look for continuing weekly posts through the winter. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM 

Fern Coppedge, Little House Next Door, ca. 1930, oil on board, Gift of Karen Howe and James FitzGerald, in memory of Claire FitzGerald, © unknown, research required, 2018.21.1