Sean Murphy

VCLA Founder and Executive Director

Sean Murphy has been publishing fiction, poetry, reviews (of music, movie, book, food), and essays on the technology industry for almost twenty years. He has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes and AdAge. He writes regularly for PopMatters, and his work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Good Men Project, All About Jazz, AlterNet, Web Del Sol, Elephant Journal, FIVE:2:ONE, 805 Lit + Art and Northern Virginia Magazine. He was previously the writer-in-residence at Noepe Center for Literary Arts at Martha’s Vineyard. His best-selling memoir PLEASE TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE was released in 2013. His novel NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE was published in June 2015, and his first two collections of non-fiction, MURPHY’S LAW, VOL. ONE and VOL. TWO, are now available. To learn more about Sean Murphy’s writing and to check his events schedule, please visit

“I’ve known Sean Murphy for almost two decades–having been introduced to him as a writer and an admirer of his fine writing, and now I’m in awe of his organizational talent and his commitment to the literary arts. It’s a rare person who can make a contribution both through the written word and though nourishing other writers. Sean is that person, and I have 1000% confidence in and enthusiasm for the VCLA.”

Jenna Blum – NYT & international bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

Selected Media

Writing and Marketing Books in the Digital Age, Part One

Poem: “Charlie Parker’s Premonition”

Sean at Martha’s Vineyard, 2015: “Attainment”

Memoir Release Book Reading

Writing and Marketing Books in the Digital Age, Part Two

Sean at The Noepe Center for Literary Arts, 2016: “Intimation”

Sean in Brooklyn, 2014: “Bright Moments”

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