Michelle Deines is an award-winning writer who works in multiple genres, including poetry, non-fiction, and drama.
Michelle Deines is an award-winning writer who works in multiple genres, including poetry, non-fiction, and drama. Her poetry has been published in several magazines, including The Writer’s Café Magazine, Event, and Contemporary Verse 2, and her non-fiction has appeared in such publications as Maisonneuve, Understorey Magazine, and Canadian Dimension. Michelle's plays include an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, A Dog at a Feast, I am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdinck (co-written with Kathryn Kirkpatrick) and Ghosts in Baghdad, which was nominated for the Jessie Richardson Vancouver Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script in 2014, and won the Special Merit Prize in Theatre BC's National Playwriting Competition in 2013.
Michelle works as a literary editor and dramaturge, and is a faculty member of the Theatre and English Departments at Capilano University, where she teaches theatre history and playwriting. She holds a BFA in Theatre and English from the University of Victoria, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She is Artistic Director of Working Spark Theatre, which she founded in 2007. She lives in Vancouver.