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Laura Albritton

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 and Hidden History of the Florida Keys. The University Press of Florida published her travel book Miami for Families.

Laura worked as the writer on 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 has aired on 249 public television stations nationally. She directed the new short conservation documentary film, Longleaf Forever, as well as the short Introducing the Indigo. She wrote and produced Adventures in History, a short documentary film about historian Jerry Wilkinson.


Laura Albritton's short fiction has appeared in many 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 Southwest Georgia Living. 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.


The covey film festival will screen
introducing the indigo in north florida
on January 25th at 6pm at tall timbers.
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