Spotlight: Margot Farrington


Hobart Festival of Women Writers is pleased to welcome Margot Farrington as a Participating Writer for Festival 2019.

Margot Farrington is a poet, writer, and performer. Trained in theater—her earliest love—she has read and performed widely as poet and as storyteller, garnering praise both for her work and for dynamic readings and performances. Farrington is the author of the full-length collections, Scanning For Tigers, Flares and Fathoms, and Rising And Falling. Other writing includes essays, interviews, and reviews of poetry and art. Visual works include collage—pieces she has exhibited in galleries. Among her awards are fellowships in poetry from Norton Island, The I-Park Foundation, The Clocktower, and grants from NYSCA/DEC and the Athena Foundation. Margot Farrington is a two time Pushcart Prize nominee, most recently in 2015. As writer-in-residence, she has worked in urban and rural environments, serving diverse populations. She has also taught workshops at libraries, literary centers, schools, and prisons. Margot Farrington is founder and director of Writers At The Eyrie, the Brooklyn based residency program she launched in 2014 For complete information

Margot Farrington’s fourth collection, The Blue Canoe of Longing is forthcoming from Dos Madres Press

The Blue Canoe of Longing

Scanning For Tigers book cover photo        flaresandfathoms    risingandfalling-margotfarrington

“I never consider how I’ll read a poem while writing it. When reading it to listeners, the greatest gift I can give them is spontaneity. Something in the read or recited poem should always remain fluid, open to surprise.” – Margot Farrington 

Margot Farrington reads from Scanning For Tigers

Praise for Margot Farrington, storyteller:

“A stunning performer with a choice selection of tales.  She has wit, style and impeccable timing.”

     Nancy Harding, Director    The Roxbury Arts Group

“…held young and old alike spellbound.  Her powerful performance showed the dedication of a true professional who has great respect for her audience and her work.”

      Fabiana Chiu   Curator of Education  Brooklyn Historical Society


For Festival of Women Writers 2019, Margot Farrington will lead the workshop, Golden Chrysanthemum: Brevity& Discovery

 For poets and writers at all levels of ability, this multidisciplinary workshop will use the art of flower arranging as entry into writing poems or prose fragments. Workshop participants will make simple (3 to 5 element) floral arrangements to segue into explorations of the natural world and of human emotions, sparely expressed.  Our aim is NOT to write haiku or other forms of Japanese poetry, but to delve into and assimilate their power—seasonal, emotional and psychological—by study of their compression, clarity, mystery and depth.  for the full description, go to WORKSHOPS

Margot Farrington‘s visual art work will be featured in, WORDS AND IMAGES, a special exhibit of the work of women visual artists that will be displayed throughout Festival of Women Writers 2019 in The Hobart Community Center. Curated by Tracy Jacknow, this exhibit will include the work of local artists and several Participating Writers.

Registration is open at REGISTRATION.  Build your weekend at Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2019 with workshops in all genres. General information at

for Spotlights of all of our Participating Writers, go to 


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