Marissa McDowell i(2 works by)
Born: Established: Cowra, Cowra area, Blayney - Cowra - Grenfell area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wiradjuri people
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'Marissa McDowell, a Wiradjuri woman born in Cowra NSW, grew up in Canberra where she began writing poetry at sixteen. In her mid-twenties she shared a poem called ‘Caged’ as a father’s day gift, and started writing seriously again after joining the ‘Us Mob’ writing group in Canberra. She enjoys working in all forms of creative media. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Honours with the University of Canberra she went on to produce ten short documentaries for National Indigenous Television NITV. During this time she was the recipient of a solo photo exhibition with PhotoAccess. She is a radio producer for 2XXfm, and on game-day works at GIO Stadium Canberra as an audio visual assistant for the Brumbies and Canberra Raiders. Her poetry was recently published in the Maori literary journal Ora Nui, in a special issue featuring work by Aboriginal and Maori writers.' (Source: https://overland.org.au/2015/03/emerging-poets-series-marissa-mcdowell/ )
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