Michael, 32 years old is a writer originally from Surrey, British Columbia who now resides in Yaletown, Vancouver.

As a child, he had aspirations of becoming a writer but as he grew up, he encountered the challenges that many adolescents go through. Career driven and focused on more egoic pursuits, the writing dream was shelved behind more materialistic desires. He rediscovered his love for the written word in his mid 20’s when he had accomplished many of the goals he had set out earlier in life and remained unfulfilled. He turned to his original love of writing to not only pursue his first real passion, but also as a way to learn more about himself. His writing is an exploration of both his own personal limitations and the collective suffering of the world around him.

Michael’s first book was a novel called Hooped, which was released in late 2020. The novel was based in his hometown of Surrey, BC and was inspired by his own teenage years.

His next project – The Night of the Morning, which was released in March 2023 is a compilation of poems that he has been writing since his mid 20s. They began as a way to understand the rambling messages that would circulate through his mind. By writing down his thoughts, Michael was able to investigate the root cause of his own blockages, limitations and desires.

Michael has tried to bridge the gap between remaining connected to one’s own true nature, while balancing his inherent ambitious drive.

You can read more of Michael’s work by visiting his blog at www.michaelbains.ca or his Instagram pages - @michaelbains_ and @hoopedtalks where he posts poems and written excerpts.

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