Sean Cranbury


I am a writer, website maker, literary event organizer, destroyer of paragraphs, bookseller, and itinerant cyclist.

I live and work on the ancient and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

In the default world, as Carleigh Baker calls it, I work with non-profits in director-level organizational development and communications strategy roles. Mostly healthcare-related organizations but also with groups in the literary and arts and culture sectors.

In 2010, in collaboration with friends at the W2 Culture and Media House and 44 local authors, we started what would become a registered cultural non-profit society called Real Vancouver. It’s a literary reading series and experimental writing school that features emerging and established writers from Vancouver and across Canada.

This personal website has been built, destroyed, recast, torn down, and propped back up again over and over over the years.

Things may, as Laurie Anderson says, ‘appear and disappear… adding up to a kind of self-portrait, although not a very naturalistic one.