Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme 2016 Proudly supported by Freemasons Foundation
Australian Omar Musa is a poet, TEDx speaker, playwright and novelist. He won the Australian poetry slam in 2008 with acclaim for a voice that is both lyrical and edgy. He writes about music, race and the culture of disempowered youth on the edge of mainstream society. His highly praised debut novel Here Come the Dogs, knocks verse into prose with energy and originality. Omar brings his outstanding spoken word performance to the Festival stage.