Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Writer and Tutor: Beth Yahp

BETH YAHP has published short fiction and travel/ memoir feature articles in Australia, South-east Asia and Europe. She is the award-winning author of The Crocodile Fury, a novel, as well as a libretto, Moon Spirit Feasting, for composer Liza Lim, which won the APRA Award for Best Classical Composition in 2003.

Beth has worked as an editor and taught creative writing for many years, including at the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education and the American University of Paris.

Beth is currently completing her Doctorate of Creative Arts in travel and memoir writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is the presenter of Elsewhere, a program for travellers on ABC Radio National (2010).

Comments from past participants of Beth’s writing workshops:

"A very relaxed, enjoyable group that stunned me by also being so productive. Very little tension and writing exercises that were easy yet intensely involving. Beth has a very skilled approach to group work."

"Beth is an excellent tutor—patient, positive and the content and selection for the readers very inspiring."

"Helps me to open the little door of my brain that has never opened before."

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