Brendan Whitt is an independently published author and filmmaker based in Cleveland, Ohio. He first discovered his love for writing at the age of 13 when he took home first prize at the 2005 "Power of the Pen" competition for his district. 

Brendan has published two novellas as well as two collections of poetry and several features appearing in Cleveland publications the Call & Post and Volume Magazine Cleveland. He also runs his own creative content company OPAL which launched in 2018. In his spare time Brendan likes to work on his screenwriting and will release two films in 2018. Brendan is also completing his MA in Creative Writing at Cleveland State University.

Brendan's influences include authors Langston Hughes, Gil Scott-Herron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, film makers Spike Lee and Ava DuVernay and hip-hop artists Common and Kanye West.

You can follow Brendan on Instagram (@sneakersmcgee), Facebook (Brendan the Writer) and on Twitter (@BrendanWhitt).