Omar Offendum brings a contemporary poetic voice to the Muslim world and beyond. Omar was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC and now lives in Los Angeles. He has toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music, helped raise thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations and lectured at various academic institutions. Sponsored by the Detroit Public Library, The Poets House, City Lore, National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Offendum will be introduced by Dr. Matthew Jaber Stiffler.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking available in DPL staff parking lot, entrance on Putnam Street, and one way from Cass Avenue.
Poetic Voices of the Muslim World includes an exhibition at Main Library.