Elizabeth Yahn Williams

Elizabeth Yahn Williams

Name: Elizabeth Yahn Williams

Title: Writer
Location: Oceanside, California, United States

Elizabeth Yahn Williams, writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing, education and law.

Reflecting on a successful career in both law and education, Ms. Williams is currently devoted to continuing her career as a writer. In addition, she has owned and operated the production company Guide Light Productions since 1996. She initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University in 1964, a Secondary Standard Life Teaching Credential from the University of California Los Angeles in 1965 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University in 1971. She has been writing for nearly 50 years, and has recently contributed as the author, editor, designer and publisher of “HAIKU for an Artist, Vol. 1 and 2,” “Let’s Celebrate Haiku,” and “Marymount Memories 1960-1964.” Furthermore, Ms. Williams recently released a literary poetry book “Flourishing/Florescence,” with bilingual text in English and French and illustrations by Marion Wong.

Ms. Williams is a member of Poets Inland North County, the co-founder of the California Women Lawyers, the co-founder of the human rights section of the Orange County Bar Association, and a lifetime distinguished honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa, for which she served as a mentor at MiraCosta College for five years. For her contributions in the field, she is honored to have been the recipient of grants from the Queen Mary College of the University of London, and Loyola Marymount University, the Virginia Center of Creative Arts in France, the SLS of Montreal, the Ford Foundation and the National Audio Theatre Foundation. Additionally, Ms. Williams was named as a 1999 writing scholar of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, a 2000 Book Expo Publishing University Scholar and a 1959 French Scholar of The Ohio State University.

A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Williams was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who of American Women, as well as the 1998 to 1999 volume of Who’s Who in Entertainment. Further, she is a past recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Though her career has been suffused with highlights, she is most proud of the five years she taught at Phi Theta Kappa and of her experience working with gifted students who were handicapped. Above all, Ms. Williams hopes to be remembered as an exemplary educator.

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