Margaret Wrinkle: Biography

Margaret Wrinkle

Margaret Wrinkle is a multi-talented person; she is a writer, film maker, educator and visual artist. She was a voracious reader right from childhood and she associated herself more with characters from books than real life people.

A domestic worker named Ida Mae Lawson Washington whom her family employed had great influence in Margaret’s life. It was Washington’s death that made Margaret to write a documentary about black women involved in domestic services. The interactions with Washington’s family members made Margaret realise the need for childhood education.

Having acquired Masters degree in English and Masters in Elementary education, Margaret worked as a teacher in Birmingham schools and used painting, photography, video and writing to teach the kids from poor families.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Margaret’s documentary film ‘broken/ground’ was an award winner. It was featured on NPR’s morning edition and won the council on Foundations Film Festival. Margaret got more fame through her book, ‘Wash’ which was a runner-up for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Margaret Wrinkle who is now an established documentary film maker continues to excel as an author as well.