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Margo Williams

Department Chair, English Department: English Science Bldg(N) 203N
Wilmington Campus
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Margo Williams hold a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College. Prior to graduate school, Margo acquired a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from N.C. Central University. While attending Emerson, she studied playwriting and set design at Harvard and interned at The Atlantic Monthly Magazine. She has been teaching at CFCC since 1997. Her publications are included in an anthology (The Big Picture) and literary magazines: Glimmer Train, Prick of the Spindle, Moonshine Review, Southeast Review, Beacon Street Review, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters (OJAL), and more. She is a produced playwright (2008-Snake Oil) which premiered at Brown Coat Theater. She is an artist in residence at Elsewhere Studios in Colorado and Hambidge in Georgia. Several of her poems have been created into performance pieces at Ars Poetica in Wilmington and Blue Sage Center in Colorado. Her flash fiction was exhibited at the Louise Well Cameron Art Museum during the She Tells a Story exhibition. Recently she completed a volume of ekphrastic flash fiction based on Carolyn Demeritt”s black and white photo series, and was displayed as part of the Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery virtual Faculty Show in Fall 2020. Currently she is working on two novels and serves as the CFCC Chair of English Department.


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, N.C. Central University
  • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

Awards and Publications


  • “The Wasp Room” Beacon Street Review
  • “Po Folks: Off with their Heads” The Big Picture Anthology
  • Interviews Glimmer Train Volumes 77 and 82
  • “Writing Novels; Like having Ten Children” Interview in Southeastern Review
  • “Birthing Room” Prick of the Spindle Magazine: 5.4.
  • “Caracas Morning” Frostwriting
  • “Fostering Angel” Moonshine Review
  • “Lizzie” Salt Magazine
  • “Skateboarding Harvard” Encore Magazine
  • Ten Feature Stories in Behind the Scenes 1997-1998
  • Falling In Love Like Little Girls Fall in Love” OJAL

Performance Pieces/Exhibits:

  • “Even Snow White has Black Hair” Blue Sage Center, Paonia Colorado (Dance)
  • “Caracas Morning” made into independent film “Equanimity.” by Barrett De Long
  • “Blue Robe” Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC
  • “Snake Oil” Brown Coat Theatre, Wilmington, NC
  • Girls are Not Tadpoles” Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum


  • Ila J. Blue Award
  • Roberts Education Award
  • Honorable Mention Salem College Rita Dove Award
  • Finalist Press 53 Open Awards