Sian Prior

Writer, Broadcaster, Singer, MC & Teacher


SP22OCT2012JM-12_columnFor the last two and half decades Sian has been a writer and broadcaster working in radio, television, print and online. She has been a presenter on ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM and 774 ABC Melbourne. She is also a newspaper columnist, a travel and opinion writer, and an arts critic.

Sian is a published fiction and non fiction writer, an event host and public speaker, and a teacher at universities and writers centres. In May 2014 her first book, ‘Shy: a memoir’, was published by Text Publishing. In 2015 she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at RMIT University.

Sian has a side career as a musician and recording artist (singer and clarinettist) and a producer of concerts in venues ranging from churches and concert halls to building sites and bars. She was the founding director of the Victorian Trade Union Choir, and in the year 2000 she graduated from the Opera Studio at the Victorian College of the Arts.