Brittni Brinn was born Brittni Ann Carey in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was fascinated with the arts very early on in life, participating in art and music classes, and reading constantly. Theatre became a way for her to join her love of performing with her love for words.
She moved to Edmonton to pursue a degree in English at Concordia University of Edmonton. She had the privilege of being a part of writing workshops led by Lisa Martin and Jasmina Odor, developing her writing craft as well as her interest in literary fiction. During her undergrad, Brittni became heavily involved in the theatre community. Even though her declared major was English, she often felt as if she were double majoring in Drama. She acted, directed, and stage managed for various productions. Brittni also wrote three one act plays which were performed as part of one act festivals throughout her time in Edmonton. After graduating with honours in English, Brittni took a year off from school to work on her post-apocalyptic novel, The Patch Project.
A Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Literature was her next venture. She moved to Windsor in 2013 and studied writing with Karl Jirgens and Susan Holbrook. During this time, Brittni became more interested in multi-genre fiction. Her thesis, shuffle, is a collection of scenes in different mediums (prose, poetry, script, etc.).
In 2015, Brittni co-founded Paper-Knife Theatre. She organized a one acts festival in 2016 which showcased original work from local and national playwrights. Her full-length play, Runaway, was featured in the 2017 Windsor Writers Series. Also in 2017, she facilitated a playwrighting workshop through Paper-Knife.
Brittni’s novel, The Patch Project, was released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in 2018. The post-apocalyptic narrative follows five strangers as they come to terms with who they’ve become and what they’ve done to survive. Print copies are available through Amazon and locally at Juniper Books and through the author. Brittni is currently working on another science-fiction novel, as well as the sequel to The Patch Project.
2018 — The Patch Project – Post-Apocalyptic novel, published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing – www.edgewebsite.com
2015 — “Ginger Ale” – Illustrated poem, posted by Flat Singles Press – http://flatsinglespress.
2015 — shuffle – Novel (Thesis project), published through UWindsor – http://scholar.uwindsor.
2014 — “Debt” – One act play, published in Generation Magazine
2010 — “At the Symphony” – Poem, published in Generation Magazine
Runaway – Full length play, produced by Paper-Knife Theatre (June 2017) https://www.youtube.com/
“The Trade” – One Act play, produced by Paper-Knife Theatre (July 2016) https://www.youtube.com/
“The Styx” – One Act play, produced by Graffiti Mix Arts Collective (July 2013)
“Jaala” – One Act play, produced by Graffiti Mix Arts Collective (July 2013)