About

Britt lives in Burnsville, NC with her husband and three teen-aged children. She is increasingly more involved in the school system as a tutor (through GearUp) and substitute teacher, yet continues to do freelance graphic design. For years, she was a regular teaching artist with Penland School of Craft's Subs with Suitcases program.

Her poetry and prose have appeared in various publications: Kakalak Poetry Anthology (2007 & 2008), Main Street Rag, WNC Magazine, Now & Then, WNC Woman, The Mennonite and The Pedestal Magazine among others.

A founding planner, the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival keeps her busy with web and ad design. She also hosts Eve's Night Out, a monthly open-mic poetry reading in Burnsville.

Her first full-length play, An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville (a romantic comedy set in the middle of actual events that occurred in Burnsville during the Civil War) was produced as a part of the Parkway Playhouse's 2011 season. Her second play Between the Tackles, written with Stephanie Stark-Poling premiered in September of 2012 on the same stage. She was awarded a 2012 Regional Artist's Project Grant to aid the completion and production of this play.

w r i t i n g e x p e r i e n c e

2017 - Guest speaker at Appalachian State course in Appalachian Literature

2012 Artist in Residence with Toe River Arts Council -- week long in-school residencies teaching poetry

2012 recipient of the Regional Artists Project Grant from area Arts Councils for the completion of Betweeen the Tackles

2011 was interviewed by Jeff Davis for WordPlay Radio program

2011 read as a part of Asheville's poetry festival Wordfest!

2010 Finally joined the North Carolina Writer's Network and the North Carolina Poetry Society.

Member of the steering committee of the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

2006 - Publicity Chair & Web Designer

2007 - Author Recruitment, Publicity Overseer & Webmaster

2008 - Publicity Chair & Web Designer Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

wrote a commissioned poem for the festival and the Slow Book Salon

2009 - Publicity Chair & Web Designer (program committee)

2010 - Publicity Chair, Web Designer & Program Committee

2011 - Publicity Chair, Web Designer, Author Liaison & Program Committee (and presenting author)

2012 - Graphic Designer

2013 - Program Committee Chair & Graphic Designer

2014 - Graphic Designer

2015 -2016 Graphic Designer & on the Publicity Committee

2017 - 2019 Graphic Deisgner

Host of Eve's Night Out - a local poetry reading - 2005-2019

Completed Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way 12 week course (self led) 2005 & 2013

Co-founded the Lost County Writers critique group in 2005-2009

Guest lectured at Duke University on Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours for a film class on adaptations - 2004

Guest lectured at Western Carolina University on playwriting for Pamela Duncan's creative writing class - 2011& 2012

Columnist one semester for The Record, Goshen College's weekly paper.

Intern Reporter @ The Elkhart Truth, (Elkhart, IN) Some A-1 above-the-fold articles. Elkhart Truth

f o r m a l j o b s

Sub with a Suitcase for Yancey & Mitchell County Schools - an innovative program created by

Penland School of Crafts and Mimi Hermon to train studio artists to be subs and bring more art

into the classrooms through already established channels. (2012-2018)

High School English Teacher

@ Eau Claire Public Schools - Seniors, Speech, Creative Writing, Psychology

@ Northwest High School, Indianapolis Public Schools -Freshmen, Senior AP, Etymology, SAT prep

@ John Adams High School, South Bend Community Schools - Freshmen Honors, Junior AP, Seniors

Participant in National Urban Alliance teacher training for two years. NUA

Volleyball Coach 1 year freshmen @ John Adams,

1 year varsity @ Northwest,

1 year freshmen and 1 year varsity @ Eau Claire

1 year JV @ Mountain Heritage High School.