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 5 published books, 3 which are in the Richland County Library.​





Ida Thompson

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.



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. 

President &


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Dr. Cathine G. Scott

Dr. Cathine G. Scott is a prominent educator whose distinctive career has been marked by a host of positions in education, curriculum instruction, and assessment, and training, and development.


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. 


core members

Kenneth T. Brown, Writer

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, Writer

Mrs. Esther Ruth Sims, Poet

Myra Branic, Author 

Donna Davis, Author

Dr. Cathine Scott, Author 

Miriam Grant, Writer

Rosa Bennett, Writer

Nicole Travis, Poet, Writer

Apostle Mikell Snooks, Author & Poet 

Karen Romestan, Writer

Lindell Levert, Poet, Song Writer

Breauna Canei

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