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Omar  Tyree

Omar Tyree

Award-Winning Author

Omar Tyree

Award-Winning Author


Omar Tyree, a New York Times best-selling author, a 2001 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, has been cited in 2009 by the City Council of Philadelphia for his work in Urban literacy, and has published 16 books and has sold nearly two million copies worldwide.

Tyree has been recognized as one of the most renowned contemporary writers in the African-American community. He is also an informed and passionate speaker on various community-related and intellectual topics. Now entering the world of feature films, business lectures, and urban children’s books, Tyree is a tireless creator and visionary of few limitations.

As an author, journalist, performance poet, songwriter, screenwriter, entrepreneur, creative genius, and an energetic and fiery speaker, Tyree is no stranger to the world of contemporary urban influence.  He became one of the dominant literary self-promoters of the 1990s, leading to offers of publishing deals by a number of influential mainstream book publishers.  In 1995, he signed a lucrative two-book arrangement with publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster.  A few years later Tyree signed a lucrative long-term fiction contract. Currently, he is working on his first non-fiction book with John Wiley, the #1 business publisher in the world, entitled The Equation: Applying the 4 Indisputable Components of Business Success.

Tyree is a popular speaker on the university and corporate circuits.  In his “Equation for Life” lecture, he weaves together a full-proof formula for attaining life-long success in business, as well as everyday living.  Ideal for corporate sales and marketing teams, his presentation has inspired others to say, “Equation for Life speech made me rethink my whole life - it has given me the focus I need.” 

His journey as an entrepreneur began in his early 20s when he started the book publishing company Mar Productions, to release his earliest works of fiction.  Tyree’s entrepreneurial ventures have evolved to Hot Lava Entertainment, a synergy production company for books, music, and film.  Recently Tyree released his first movie The Lure of Young Women which is available on DVD nationwide.

Speech Topics

Equation For Life

Intellectual Culture vs. Popular Culture

Celebrating Kwanzaa, Celebrating Our Heritage

Images of Women in the Media

Revisiting Dr. King Is the Dream Attained?

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