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Who We Are

BRAD CRAN – Contributing Writer I’m an award-winning writer and editor who served as Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver from 2009 to 2011. In response to the introduction of a mandatory muzzle clause imposed on all artists invited to appear at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I wrote an essay entitled Notes on a World Class City. The essay, which defended the city’s progressive history and dedication to free speech, went globally viral in the lead up to the games. My 2009 book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, won the City of Vancouver Book Award and has raised over $60,000 for marginalized people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I have been a consultant to numerous literary magazines in Canada and have served as editor at Geist Magazine for nearly two decades. I am a graduate of UBC’s Sauder School of Business and work as a digital marketing consultant. The Vancouver Sun says of my lastest book, “Cran is a master at getting us to see the transformative…Ink on …

A Platform for Free Thought

At Quillette we respect ideas. Even dangerous ones. Our writers are a collection of individuals from across the political spectrum, with different life stories and backgrounds. We aim to bring our expertise together into one platform – to create an organic group committed to free thought. How to Submit We aim to provide a platform for original thought and quality cultural criticism. We will feature writing from non-journalists including scientists and artists, and will strive to give writers freedom to take risks and express controversial ideas. But we can’t do it alone, we need you, the reader, to join us. At Quillette, we believe this is achieved through story. If you have a story to tell, that is original and exciting, please send it through to claire@ec2-54-165-31-57.compute-1.amazonaws.com, or use the below contact form, and it will be considered for publication. It may be a personal narrative, a scientific hypothesis, an opinion piece, or investigative journalism. The best pieces will be chosen and featured on Quillette on a weekly basis. – Claire Lehmann, Editor in Chief     …