My name is Ryan Britt. I’m a writer of fiction and non-fiction. A huge portion of my non-fiction includes criticism and entertainment journalism. My first book was the memoir/essay collection Luke Skywalker Can’t Read, published by Plume (Penguin Random House) in 2015.
For all things related to me as an author of books — past, present or future — please contact my literary agent, Christoper Hermelin at the Fischer-Harbage Agency. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, my fulltime day job is at Fatherly where I’m the Entertainment Editor. This means I write about TV, movies, books, and other media through the lens of being a parent. Often that just results in me ranting about how great Michael Keaton was as Batman in 1989. At Fatherly, I also get to commission and edit articles from other great writers, including Nathan Rabin, Caseen Gaines, Robert Silva and more. If you’re a parent, and a writer who has thoughts about pop culture, pitch me at email@example.com. I might not write back right away, but I will write back.
Before Fatherly, I was at Inverse from 2016 to 2018, where I was both a Staff Writer and the Entertainment Editor. This means I wrote about sci-fi TV and movies a lot. I also did a lot of fun interviews, for example, I talked to Rian Johnson about The Last Jedi the day the movie came out. I still write a weekly column about Star Wars for Inverse, which you can read right here.
I have taught creative writing since 2011. I started at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City, where I taught Memoir, Humor Writing, Essay Writing, and Creative Writing 101. I also taught Fiction at Sackett Street Writers in Brooklyn.
Since 2014, I’ve taught for Catapult, both in New York City and remotely. Currently, I teach online essay writing classes.
I also teach in person non-fiction workshops for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.