“Art en Famille” – Art in family

“Art en famille” translates from the French as “art in family”.  

As a writer living in New York City with my wife and soon-to-be born son, I’m striving to “make it” as an artist while meeting the responsibilities of Fatherhood.

Mainstream culture would have us believe that being an artist and a parent are mutually exclusive, especially for fathers. This newsletter pushes against that narrative through a series of reflections showing the relevance of philosophy, literature, and art to our day-to-day experience..


Britton Buttrill is a writer of fiction, poetry, and plays. His work has been short-listed for the 2017 Nick Darke Award , and he was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. Britton's short fiction is published with samfiftyfour_literary, and he is currently seeking an agent to represent his first novel.

​As a playwright, his plays have been presented or developed with NYC Fringe Festival, HERE Arts, The Flea, Naked Angels, The New School, ESPA: Primary Stages, Crash Box, Dune Arts Center, Wide-Eyed Productions, Theatre Uzme, MITF, Ego Actus, Atlanta Fringe Festival, and Pinch n' Ouch, among others.  ​His poetry is published in the New York Public Library ‘Zine and Opium Magazine.

Britton’s non-fiction publications include the New York Times,"Tiny Love Stories", New York Theatre Review, and the Percolate Blog

Britton holds an an MFA from The New School and an MA  from Brooklyn College. He received his BA from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and studied literature & writing at Trinity College; Oxford University.

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On fatherhood & the creative life.


Britton Buttrill

Southerner living in NYC. Playwright, novelist, poet, traveler & husband. MFA, The New School; MA, Brooklyn College. | www.brittonbuttrill.com | IG: @thewritebritton