Columbia Writers Alliance

Growing, Learning, Progressing in Literature

March is Women's History Month

Women are more powerful today as they were yesterday

Selected Literary Woman of honor Ms. Carrie Allen McCray

Carrie Allen McCray (October 4, 1913 – July 25, 2008) was an African-American writer born in Lynchburg, Virginia, whose published works include Ajös Means Goodbye (1966), The Black Woman and Family Roles (1980), and her first-person memoir,Freedom’s Child: The Life of a Confederate General’s Black Daughter(1998). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Ms. and The River Styx.

Boarding the Southern, they enter
the Jim crows car full of deep brown,
warm voices and laughter.

See those shoe boxes on racks overhead--
full of friend chicken, bananas,
pound cake, a picnic in motion

                  Excerpt from Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof
                   Carrie Allen McCray


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at our next meeting

Richland  Library
1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

Baker and Baker Conference Room
First Floor, near rear on the left
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presentations by John Starino & Omari Fox


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Domino Boulware and

the Snap, Play, & Write 

Photovoice Challenge,

sponsored by The Columbia

Writers Alliance


November 14, 2014.


And to All of  our supporters!


About Columbia Writers Alliance

 The Columbia Writers Alliance was founded in August 2002 by

 Jerlean S. Noble.  Many of our writers are now published authors.

Many beginning poets have now written over 100 poems!


The organization is nonprofit and is open to all

published authors and aspiring writers!



When:   Every Second Monday

Where:   Richland Library

1431 Assembly Street

Columbia SC

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact Info

Columbia Writers Alliance

P.O Box 25311

Columbia SC  29224

Phone: 803-466-6550




The Columbia Writers Alliance functions as
 an organization that seeks to serve the community 
by building a bridge between literature and the arts.



We are committed to the following:

  • Developing and promoting a setting where individuals can express their artistic talents.

·       Providing training and workshops geared toward improving literary and artistic development.

·       Creating an environment that invites and retains first rate talent.

·       Building a fund for underprivileged individuals to attend literary events and workshops.

·       Informing the community of the importance of reading and the impact it has on an individual's life.


Supported in parts by Columbia Parks and Recreation


The Columbia Writers Alliance is a non-profit Organization and

contributes annually to other Non profit Organizations.

Voting & Advising Board of Directors
 Voting Board Members: Advising Board Members

Jerlean S. Noble Kasie Whitener

Ida Thompson Sara June Goldstein

Sonja Williams Lenell Geter

Carolyn Ellison Al Black

David Edmonds Stephanie Suell



Thank You So Much Vendors!

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SC Christian Writers Showcase


Many thanks to all of our guests, vendors, attendees, supporters, and of course CWA members. Without you we would not have had a successful Christian Writers Showcase. 

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Upcoming Events
SC Book Festival 2015 - May 15-17, 2015
 Reading Rocks - Oct. 4, 2015

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