Margo’s Profile

Margo Williams

holds an MFA in writing from Emerson College in Boston (1998). While at Emerson, she studied with Jessica Treadway, Dewitt Henry, Bill Hollinger, Elizabeth Searle, David Daniels, Don Lee, Pamela Painter, Betsy Carpenter, and David Barber. She interned at The Atlantic Monthly Magazine where she worked with C. Michael Curtis. While in Boston, Margo also studied Playwriting and Set Design at Harvard University with Kate Snodgrass (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) and Michael Griggs (Loeb Theatre), and she served as a judge for the Clauder Playwriting Competition.

Margo has published fiction in Beacon Street Review and in an anthology entitled The Big Picture (Prentice Hall). She was a finalist for the BSR Editor’s Choice Award for her story “The Wasp Room.” Her poem, “Blue Robe,” was recently created into a performance piece at Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC (2008). In the Spring of 2010, a second poem “Caracas Morning, originally published by Frostwriting, will be made into an independent film (2010).  Graphic artist in Atlanta are also using some of Margo’s poems as inspiration for their own work.

A performance of her one act play, Snake Oil, ran for three weeks at The Brown Coat Pub and Theatre (August 2008). Margo’s poetry was also chosen as a Finalist in the first annual  Press 53 Open Awards; (October 2008.)Margo is an active member of the AWP (Associated Writing Program). Many of her cinema articles and film reviews have appeared in magazines such as Behind the Scenes Magazine (Winner Best Feature Story: The Ruby Bridges Story).

Margo has been a full-time faculty member at Cape Fear Community College since 1998. She was twice nominated for the Marilyn Goodman Anderson Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004 and 2008). She received the Roberts Education Award and graduated as a Teaching Fellow during her undergraduate studies at North Carolina Central University. She teaches a variety of creative writing courses, composition courses, literature courses, and conducts community writing workshops.

Margo continues to workshop her own literary work at writing conferences across the United States and has worked with notables Kate Stripling Byer (NC Poet Laureate), Bret Anthony Johnston (Director of Creative Writing Harvard: author of Corpus Christi),  and Philip Taylor (screenwriter: Mork and Mindy, All in the Family). Margo just completed her artist residency at Hambidge Center, where she worked on poetry and a full-length feature screenplay.

Margo also has upcoming work in Glimmer Train (Vol. 77: November 2010) and Southeastern Review (Spring 2010). Her  poetry appears in Prick of the Spindle Magazine and Frostwriting. Please visit her pesonal website with links to her photojournal and writing blog at