Michael Mohammad Ahmed is a guest speaker at the 2019 AATE National Conference, 'My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice', organised by VATE - the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is a writer, editor, teacher and community arts worker. He is the founder and director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, which is devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing.

Mohammed's essays and short stories have appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, The Guardian, Heat, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, The Australian and Coming of Age: Australian Muslim Stories. He is the award-winning author of The Tribe (Giramondo 2014) and The Lebs (Hachette 2018). Mohammed received his Doctorate of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University in 2017.