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Brittany Ackerman

Lecturer

Brittany Ackerman is a writer from Riverdale, New York. She earned her BA in English from Indiana University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic. She has led workshops for UCLA’s Extension program, Catapult, HerStry, Write or Die Tribe, and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She currently teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University.  She is a 2x Pushcart Prize Nominee and her work has been featured in Electric Literature, Jewish Book Council, Lit Hub, largehearted boy, The Los Angeles Review, No Tokens, Hobart, and more. Her first collection of essays entitled The Perpetual Motion Machine was published with Red Hen Press in 2018, and her debut novel The Brittanys was published by Vintage in 2021.