Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Springate on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 PM. Michael will be reading from his book The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God. A book signing will follow.
Michael studied at the Montreal Museum School of Fine Arts during which he founded The Painted Bird Ensemble, an interdisciplinary company that investigated new ways of creating narrative with musical structures. He has written many works for live performance, including Historical Bliss, Dog and Crow, Kareena, Freeport Texas, and Küt: Shock and Awe. His writing has been produced by such diverse groups as Necessary Angel in Toronto, Carbonne 14 in Montreal, Toronto New Music Gallery, and Craning Neck in Vancouver. He has also collaborated with John Cha on translations of contemporary Korean poetry. Michael has been published by Guernica Press (Montreal), Vitchisney (Kiev), Image Littérateur (Los Angeles) and Korean Literature Today (Seoul), among others. He has an MFA in interdisciplinary performance from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He is currently an Artistic Associate with Full Circle: First Nations Performance, and a member of the Board of Directors of The Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre. His first novel The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God was published by Guernica Press at the end of 2014.