The Creative Team is responsible for planning, promoting, and hosting all Real Vancouver Writers’ Series events and collaborations.
Executive Director, Sean Cranbury, and Artistic Director, Dina Del Bucchia, work with a small cadre of talented volunteers to create each reading and event.
RVWS allows volunteers to self-direct their contributions so that they’re always contributing their expertise while learning new skills along the way.
He was awarded the 2010/2011 Literary Promoter of the Year Award by Pandora’s Collective for his work in organizing and promoting the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series during the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010.
Sean participated as a member of the Steering Committee for the National Forum on the Literary Arts (Canada Council for the Arts) and has worked with many other literary arts organizations such as The 49th Shelf, Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Sage Hill Writing Experience, Simon Fraser University’s Master of Publishing Program, TD National Reading Campaign, Association of English Language Book Publishers of Quebec, and SAD Magazine, among others.
Sean is also the General Manager of the legendary Storm Crow Tavern. He comes from a small town in Ontario and spent much of his formative years working an bookseller in some of Canada’s finest independent stores.
You can follow Sean on Twitter at: @seancranbury and/or @booksontheradio.
She has taught creative writing to young people, coordinated and hosted literary events, performed a one-woman show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and is editor of the Humour issue of Poetry Is Dead.
Her short story, “Under the ‘I’” was a finalist for the 2012 RBC Writers’ Trust Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers.
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is the author of Coping with Emotions and Otters (Talonbooks, 2013) and Blind Items (Insomniac Press, 2014.)
You can follow Dina on the Twitter at @delbauchery.