Britton Buttrill is a Harlem-based writer and English teacher, originally from McDonough, GA. His creative work examines historical, cultural, and social conflicts inherent to the American South.
As a playwright, Britt was the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the 2016 Sewanee Writers Conference, was shortlisted for the 2017 Nick Darke Award, and was an alternate-finalist for a 2018 Ucross Residency. His stage-plays have been presented off-off broadway through NY Fringe, Naked Angels, The Flea, and HERE Arts, among others, as well as regionally with Pinch n' Ouch Theatre (Atlanta).
His poetry has appeared in Opium and NY Public Library Zine (forthcoming, Dec. '20)
He is currently seeking representation for his first novel, For a Little Patch of Ground, an interracial love story about burning down an oppressive society to create a new world.
His non-fiction pieces have been featured in the Percolate Blog and The New York Times "Tiny Love Stories".
Britt studied literature & writing at Emory University, Trinity College; Oxford, and Oglethorpe University (BA). He holds an MFA from The New School, and is currently pursuing an MA at Brooklyn College. He teaches high-school English with the NYC Public Schools.