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Michael Cormier

Playwright

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University and is presently enrolled in graduate coursework in creative writing at Harvard University. A copywriter, ghostwriter and editor by trade, Cormier has written everything from campaign speeches to full-length biographies. He has also published short stories and three novels, Sumner Island (2010), Convention (2013), and The Lord of Malice (2021) and co-written two other books. His play The Abolitionist Refrain, about poet John Greenleaf Whittier’s role as an abolitionist, debuted at The Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill in September 2022.