Whittingham is a poet, fiction writer, playwright and retired lecturer.
In 2000 he won first prize in the Sunday Herald 'Short Story Competition'.
former steel-worker/draughtsman, Brian performed his steel-working
poems as part of the BBC's Ballad
of the Big Ships Live in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall in 2007.
has published 10 collections
of poetry, including, Walking Between Worlds (2018) by
Press, Bunnets n Bowlers (2009) Luath
Press, The Old Man from Brooklyn (2000) Mariscat
Press, and for children, Septimus Pitt (2007) Luath Press.
of his stage plays have been performed by Scottish Theatre companies,
including Diamonds in Bedlam @ The Birth of Impressionism,
Impressionist exhibition at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow.
2011, Brian was invited as visiting professor of Creative Writing
at Seattle University, Washingbton DC where he taught a narrative
poetry class. His collection Clocking In Clocking Out: poems and
photographs on the subject of work (2012) Luath Press, was completed
during his time in Seattle. He has also delivered workshops for schools
& adults along with Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum & Art gallery
held a writing fellowship at the Yaddo Artist's Colony in New York
in 1994, and in 2008 he received a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship
at Chevillon Grez in France. He has tutored and performed his work
across Scotland, England, Ireland, Europe and The USA.
lectured Creative Writing for 16 years before retiring in 2018 to
take up the position of Renfrewshire's Tannahill Makar.
a tutor , teacher, facilitator and lecturer Brian has delivered workshops
and read his work to varied client groups such as primary & secondary
school pupils, further education students, community groups, senior
citizens, mental health groups, addiction recovery groups, reminiscing
groups etc. He has worked in a variety of venues ie. schools, colleges,
universities, museums, art galleries, libraries, prisons, the Normandy
Beaches, drop in centres, Glasgow Cathedral and Paisley Abbey.
has edited West
Coast Magazine, Nerve Magazine & New
Writing Scotland and has had 2 stints as Writer in Residence with
Tyne & Esk, also Midlothian & East Lothian writers.
specialises in POETRY, FICTION, DRAMA and EDITING.
As a tutor, teacher,
facilitator and lecturer he has delivered workshops to varied client
groups such as primary & secondary school pupils, further education
students, community groups, senior citizens, mental health groups,
addiction recovery groups, reminiscing groups etc. He has worked in
as such varied venues as schools, colleges, museums, art galleries,
libraries, prisons, WW2 settings and drop-in centres.