THE COLUMBIA WRITERS ALLIANCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jerlean S. Noble
She is a 30 year retiree of the Department of Psychloogy at the University of South Carolina. She is a published author with 9 published books, 3 which are in the Richland County Library.
Dr. Mikell E. Snooks
Dr. Snooks has a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the International Overcoming Outreach School of Religion in Columbia SC. He has penned several books. Most of his publications deal with restoring the Church; but he also writes motivational and poetry material.
A veteran educator with both practical and administrative experiences in all phases of library media center management, technology education on, and distance education at building and district levels.
Miriam B. Gantt started her writing journey in 2002. She is an author of several Christian poetry pieces that she has publicly recited and sold. She has written two children’s inspirational books in 2021 that she plans to publish. She is also a licensed and ordained minister. She desires to make a positive impact on the world through her writings.
Rochester Baker Sr.
Rochester Baker, Sr. is the Former President of the South Carolina Association of Parliamentarians. He is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians where he has achieved the status of Professional Registered Parliamentarian.
Viola H. Sanders
She has appeared on several television and radio shows around the country and was featured in Network Journal Magazine, a magazine for African American professionals and small business owners, and AS WE LIVE Magazine - 2007. Viola released her first publication in 1996, entitled "African American Inventors" and has recently developed additional educational material for people of all ages.
Originally from Meriden, Connecticut, now residing in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a Voluntary Service Specialist for Columbia VA Healthcare System. She has 15 years federal service, which includes, 4 years active duty in the US Navy. During this time, she received several commendations in leadership, training and personal development, just to name a few. Deciding to joining the writer alliance will give her the community and tools needed to cultivate the book she is carrying within.
Kenneth T. Brown, Author
Linda Darnelle Bowman, Author, Poet
Rev. Louisa Davis Dobbins, Playwright Poet
Kenneth Strong, Writer
Dr. Vivian Hudson, Novelist
Carrie Dennison Elliott, Writer
Richard Wright, Author, Novelist
Rochester Baker, Author
Esther Ruth Sims, Poet
Myra Davis-Branic, Author
Donna Davis, Author
Ruthie Grant, Author
Dr. Cathine Scott, Author
Miriam Gantt, Author
Rosa Bennett, Author
Nicole Travis, Poet, Writer
Mikell Snooks, Author, Poet, Inspirational
Richard Wright, Author
Karen Romestan, Poet, Inspirational Writer
Lindell Levert, Poet, Song Writer
Breauna Canei, Poet
Missy Sulton-Akinlolu, Poet
Rev. Frank Houston, Author
Holli McEachern, Writer
Monique Davis, Poet
Shannon Stone, Writer
Ida Thomas, Writer
New Member Spotlight
Welcome, New Members!
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