Menu Sian Prior

Writer, Broadcaster, Singer, MC & Teacher


SP22OCT2012JM-12_columnSian has a multi-faceted career in the arts, education and media. For the last three decades she 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 ABC Melbourne and writes regularly for Fairfax Media. In  2014 her first book, ‘Shy: a memoir’, was published by Text Publishing.  She has taught creative writing at RMIT University for over a decade, and mentors individual writers.

Sian is also an event host and public speaker, and a musician and recording artist (singer and clarinettist). She was the founding director of the Victorian Trade Union Choir, and she is a graduate of the Opera Studio at the Victorian College of the Arts. She currently sings with the French choir La La La Chorale, the Cantabile Chamber Choir and the Westgarth Ensemble.

Sian has a BA (Hons), a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, a PhD in Creative Writing, a Graduate Diploma of Opera, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.