Carlos Andrés Gómez
Carlos is a Colombian American poet, speaker, actor, and author. He is the author of Fractures, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry; Hijito, winner of the Broken River Prize, and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood (Penguin Random House). A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, TV One’s Verses and Flow, and Spike Lee’s No.1 box office movie Inside Man (with Denzel Washington).
An educationist, poet, artist and writer, Kosal has 20+ year of poetic experience. Cambodia’s most popular contemporary poet, his story was been immortalised in the film Cambodia’s Son.
Co-founder of two literary festivals, author of three books on the Mekong region, and director of Cambodia’s first environment film festival, Wayne is the coordinator of the Great Lake Poets Express. The Express will be managed under the umbrella of his ‘word pop-up’ initiative, HOWL.
A U.S. nonprofit, with extensive experience of using creative writing as a tool for developing thinking skills, language fluency, and self-esteem; Writing Through will coordinate the workshop programme of the project, lead by Kristin Schuster.
Providing key logistical support, Osmose is a Cambodian-based organisation promoting tourism, sustainable livelihoods and conservation on the Tonle Sap.