‘Memory as Place’

WestWords October Poets’ Corner guest is Omar Sakr! He will be reading and talking to the theme of “Memory as Place”.

Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (Cordite), was shortlisted for the QLD Literary Awards and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for poetry. His new book, The Lost Arabs (UQP), is out now and has a US edition forthcoming. Published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, Omar’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies worldwide, including most recently in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series. Omar is the 2019 recipient of the Edward Stanley Award for Poetry.

When: 31st Oct 7pm
Cost: Free (bookings optional- email hajer@westwords.com.au)
Where: WestWords Centre for Writing, 91b Grose St North Parramatta


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