Fiona Wirrer-George…at the Brisbane Writers Festival

Fiona Wirrer-George

Fiona Wirrer-George

Brisbane Writers Festival presents

Fiona Wirrer-George is the daughter of a Mbaiwum Women and a father of Austrian origin. She was born Maryann Fiona George on the 2nd January, 1969 on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Fiona, who writes under the Aboriginal name Oochunyung currently resides in Brisbane with three daughters. A graduate of NAISDA, Fiona has incorporated dance, drama and poetry in her artistic expression with the intent to share, educate and proclaim the Indigenous heartbeat of her People.

Although Whispers of this Wik Women is her first published book, Fiona has written two children’s books titled Sandbeach Girl and Looking for Yams

Fiona will be appearing at the Brisbane Writers Festival this week talking with Jacqui Payne about her memoir, Double Native.

Date: Saturday 8th September

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Venue: kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library of Queensland

Click here for more program information on the Brisbane Writers Festival 2012