Michael Armstrong


B.A. (UNBC), P.D.P. (SFU), M.F.A. (UVic)


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Drama, poetry.


Michael is a writer, an actor and director with over forty years of experience in the theatre. He is also a carpenter and a grandfather. He’s tired of construction and wants to write for a while. He is the author of a number of plays including In Their Nightgowns, Dancing (UNBC Press, 2005) that explores the diversity of the Canadian Immigrant story through the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. In 2009, he received a Canada Council Grant to work as a dramaturge and editor on Bunk #7, a remarkable play by the late Nisga’a playwright, Larry Guno, that recounts his experiences at residential school. He is a past president of the Federation of BC Writers and been involved in the administration of several BC arts organizations over the past thirty years. As a poet, he has been published in a number of journals and performed for four years with the jazz ensemble, Vinyl Groove. He was a national finalist in the CBC’s 2006 Poetry Face-Off and has published numerous chapbooks of his own and others’ work through his small Roaring Heart Press.


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