New York Times‘ bestselling author Omar Tyree — whose Baltimore area readership currently dwarfs that of many other writers — will speak at Baltimore City Community College Oct. 21 12-7 p.m., in the Mini Conference Center of the Liberty Campus Main Building’s Fine Arts Wing, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.
Tyree is a popular speaker on both the collegiate and corporate circuits. Having published 16 novels, five anthologies and one children’s book, he is one of the best known African American writers of urban contemporary fiction. In 2001, he received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature in Fiction. He is also a Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner, recognized in 2006 for his body of work in Urban Fiction.
Tyree’s most recent work, “The Equation,” a non-fictional primer for business people seeking new ways to focus, innovate and compete, has become the basis of his popular “Equation for Life” lectures.
“We are very excited to host Mr. Tyree,” said Virgie Williams, BCCC assistant director of libraries. “Having met him at BookExpo America in New York earlier this year, I was impressed with his accessibility and diverse array of undertakings. We can’t keep his books on our shelves.”
Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement office.