A Conversation with Omar Tyree, New York Times Best Selling Author
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12:00-1:00 pm
Omar Tyree, is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, lecturer, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, playwrite, host, blogger, publishing consultant and literacy advocate, who has won a 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, a 2008 Citation from the City Council of Philadelphia for the African-American Children's Book Fair, and a 2010 HBCU Legends Award for his tiresome work in urban literacy.
Hailed as one of the most passionate and informed speakers on the subjects of art, business, community, culture, education and entertainment, Omar has been a featured lecturer at more than 60 major American institutions, colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, Michigan State, Texas A&M and UCLA.
Most recently, Omar's urban classic Flyy Girl trilogy novel series was optioned for a feature film production by Code Black and Lions Gate Films, starring Love & Basketball Sanaa Lathan.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Omar will launch his new publishing imprint OTI (Omar Tyree Incorporated) with the explosive release of his latest and most timely novel, All Access. The new novel, All Access, becomes Omar's 28th published book with more than 2.5 million copies sold worldwide, including six original ebooks and co-authoring Mayor For Life; The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr. Omar's books have created a worlwide brand name in the publishing industry that has generated more than $30 million.
Join the Urban Mediamakers in welcoming Omar to UMFF for a session on "The Business of Writing.