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Omar Mouallem

Omar Mouallem
Omar Mouallem is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian , The New Yorker , Rolling Stone, Maclean’s, WIRED , and more. He coauthored the national bestseller Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray , and codirected Digging in the Dirt , a documentary about mental health in the Alberta oil patch. In 2020, he founded Pandemic University School of Writing. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his family. Follow him on Twitter @OmarMouallem and find him at OmarMouallem.com. Visit PrayingtotheWest.com for more information.

Writers Festival Appearances