Name: Elizabeth Yahn Williams
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 through her media company, Guidelights Productions. 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, Los Angeles, in 1971. A lifelong writer, Elizabeth recently released a literary poetry book Flourishing/Florescence, with bilingual text in English and French translated by Dr. Edith Jonsson-Devillers of San Diego and illustrated by Marion Wong of Culver City. Dr. Williams is also the author, editor, graphic designer, and publisher of that trio’s HAIKU for an Artist award-winning bilingual small artbook series. With her Partner-in-Rhyme, Bob Lundy, for eight years she co-edited SUMMATION: The Merging of Art and Poetry for the Escondido Arts Partnership, winning awards for six of those years. In 2016 she compiled and edited Marymount Memories 1960-1964.
Ms. Williams served as Librarian and a director of the National League of American Pen Women in which she continues as a member, along with her participation in the California State Poetry Society, and Poets Inland North [San Diego] County. She is a co-founder of the California Women Lawyers and the human rights section of the Orange County Bar Association. She has received 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 (jointly with UCLA) 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 IBPA/PWSD 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 quite proud of the five years she mentored the honor students at MiraCosta College which named her as a “Most Distinguished Honorable Life Member” of their Alphi Chi Lambda Chapter. Today, as a writer, Ms. Williams continues to educate as well.
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