Rae Spoon is a transgender musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally, and released six solo albums. Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire (2012), and co-author (with Ivan E. Coyote) of Gender Failure (2014). Rae was also featured in the Arsenal Pulp anthology Persistence and composed the instrumental score for the National Film Board film Dead Man. Rae is the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home (2013), which screened at film festivals internationally, including the Sundance 2014 Film Festival. They have also composed scores for films that have screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Vancouver International Film Festival. Rae lives in Montreal with their partner, Kendra Marks.