About the writer & artist
Harriet Garfinkle is an award-winning artist and writer. 


I choreograph. I write. I paint. I was one of the creators of the original production of the play, Purple Breasts, (one woman’s struggle with breast cancer) which had full-page coverage in the NY Times, and won numerous awards.


My short fiction has appeared in The Conglomerate and Open: The Journal of Arts and Letters. I received an Effie Lee Morris award from the WNBA-SF Chapter. I have an excerpt upcoming in the yearly publication of riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature. I am an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Napa Valley Writer’s Conference, and Lit Camp. I have taken workshops from San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference, Howard Norman, Janet Fitch, Sands Hall, Patty Meyer, Ann Randolph, Laura Davis, Laura Munson, and Ellen Sussman. I am a member of International Thriller Writers.

Image: “Oberon” by Harriet Garfinkle. Layered drawing. Pen & ink, watercolor and pastels. 24 5/8 x 32 1/8 inches. Garfinkle’s image “Gong hay Fat choy” won the first O:JA&L Art Prize and will served as the cover image for the 2018 O:JA&L Pushcart Prize Nominees chapbook. 'Red Glove' won several prizes SF Bay Area art shows.



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 I'm as good as my word.

I study people. What keeps us all going in our ordinary lives. The ghosts that exist within and without.

How lives can change in an instant or be changing over time without one’s consent — A piece of beach glass, worn at the edges, but still full of light and color.

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​harrietgarfinkle@gmail.com