Brittany Ackerman is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing.  Since graduation, she has completed a residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, and has attended the Mont Blanc Workshop in Chamonix, France under the instruction of Alan Heathcock. 

She recently attended the Writers by Writers Methow Valley Workshop in May of 2017 under the leadership of Ross Gay.  Her first collection of essays and winner of the 2016 Nonfiction Award, The Perpetual Motion Machine, is out now Red Hen Press. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

The Perpetual Motion Machine is now available for pre-order on IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.