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Michael Springate
Michael Springate enjoys writing as a life-long discipline calling for independent research and reflection. He is the author of the novel The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God (Guernica Editions, 2014), translated and published as L’engrenage des Apparences (Les éditions Sémaphore 2017). A selection of his produced scripts will soon be published as Revolt/Compassion : Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance (Guernica Editions, 2019). He wrote the screenplay for Carolyn Combs’ debut feature, Acts of Imagination (2006), as well as for her current film, Bella Ciao!, which will premiere in November, 2018. Michael is a past Artistic Director of Playwrights Workshop Montreal, Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, Factory Theatre in Toronto, and Dramaturg and Artistic Associate with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, in Vancouver. He has taught acting, directing, and play development at both Simon Fraser and Concordia Universities. He was invited as Researcher/Lecturer to Gwangju National University in South Korea. He is a founding member of the film group Commercial Drive Productions, and is on the Board of Directors of both the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre and Paloma Housing Co-op.

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Books by Michael Springate

Dog and Crow The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God