Brian Phillip Whalen is a Full-Time Instructor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He teaches creative writing, first-year writing, and 20th & 21st Century American Literature.

This year Brian will emcee the “[Name This] Open Mic Series” in downtown Tuscaloosa, a series designed to promote the work of undergraduate creative writers. He also serves as “Special Features” Editor for the online literary journal Quarterly West.

Brian loves receiving emails, so drop him a line if you’re interested in creative writing, open mics, books, bbq, football, storage containers, rain, stogies, or Norway. [Brian writes a lot about his dead sister and her struggles with addiction and mental illness; so write him about that, too, if it will help you out.]