MARK MARIANO

EDITOR / SPEAKER / CONTENT

Mark Mariano is a Filipino writer, editor, speaker, content producer, and social media whiz from Doonside, on Darug land. Mark completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at WSU in 2017, and currently works as the Senior Digital Producer for delicious.

Proudly queer, Mark’s work spans across SBS, The Western, Queerstories, Truth To Power Cafè, United Nations NSW, ABC, and Netflix ANZ. He is also part of the Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement, through which his debut poem collection ‘Down From Doonside Station’ was published in 2019, and contributed to and sub-edited their 2021 anthology, ‘Racism’.

Mark has also represented Australia twice at the Harvard University Project for Asian International Relations, was an artist at the 2020 National Young Writers’ Festival, panelled at the 2021 Sydney Writers’ Festival, and spoke at Enqueer’s debut writers festival in 2021.

Mark was announced as a highly commended shortlistee for the 2021 Deakin University Non-Fiction Prize, and was commissioned by Blacktown Arts to co-develop ‘Hanap’ - a play written with Rizcel Gagawanan.

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