Laura Albritton is a writer, college instructor, and filmmaker who currently makes her home in south Georgia. A fifth generation Floridian, she studied literature and film at Columbia University and subsequently earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Miami, with a James Michener Fellowship. She is the author of five books of non-fiction, most recently Historic Lighthouses of the Florida Keys, co-authored with historian Jerry Wilkinson, as well as Hidden History of the Florida Keys. The University Press of Florida published her travel book Miami for Families.
Laura recently directed the conservation film, Introducing the Indigo, about the Eastern indigo snake, with support and assistance from the Georgia Dept of Natural Resources' Wildlife Division and The Longleaf Alliance. She worked as the writer for the feature-length documentary film, The Florida Keys: Two Hundred Years of Paradise, produced by South Florida Public Television, which premiered in January 2023 and will be aired on 249 stations. She wrote and produced Adventures in History, a short documentary film about historian Jerry Wilkinson.
Laura Albritton's short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including The Tulane Review, Arts & Letters, and The Potomac Review. Her articles and book reviews have been published by Harvard Review, the Miami Herald, Sculpture, the Florida Keys Weekly, Miami Today, the Times Literary Supplement, and the blog Authentic Florida. Laura also works remotely as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Miami's Writing Studies Program.
Laura has given lectures and presentations on Florida Keys history for the Key West Art & Historical Society, the USF OLLI program, and other institutions and has been featured on the podcast Wait Five Minutes. She is available for in-person and remote speaking engagements.