Poetry Writing with Omar Sakr

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Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet, born of Lebanese and Turkish Muslim migrants. He is the author of These Wild Houses (Cordite Books, 2017), and The Lost Arabs (UQP, 2019), which won the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry.

He has previously read and run workshops in high schools, and universities, and recently taught poetry for beginners through the Faber Writing Academy.

Starting with inspirational readings from his own work, Omar will focus on the language of poetry and the responsibility that comes with it, as he guides participants through the craft of writing a poem.

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