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 (November 2021), co-authored with historian Jerry Wilkinson, as well as Hidden History of the Florida Keys, Key West's Duval Street, and Marathon: the Middle Keys. The University Press of Florida published her travel book Miami for Families.
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 Center.
With Magic Kumquat Productions, Laura wrote and produced a documentary short entitled "Adventures in History" about Florida Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson. She is currently working as the writer on a film for South Florida Public Television.