Britt 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 the Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the Sewanee Writers Conference and was shortlisted for the 2017 Nick Darke Award. 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, a family-saga about interracial love, set in Georgia from the years 1933-1967.
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.