Columbia Writers Alliance

Growing, Learning, Progressing in Literature

There is another sky by Emily Dickinson

There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields -
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

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

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!


The 2015 SC Book 


Festival takes place 


May 15–17 in Columbia, SC


at the


Columbia Metropolitan 


Convention Center


1101 Lincoln St,


Columbia, SC 29201


EXHIBITING FOR THE 5 YEAR IS


THE COLUMBIA WRITERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS


Click here to see which authors will be showcasing their books and book signing.

 

 Are you an Aspiring Writer?

 A Published Author?

Is YOUR FIRST BOOK Waiting on YOU?

 Then WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!

Join the Columbia Writers Alliance 

at our next meeting

Richland  Library
1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 

Date: Monday, May 11,  2015

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

Presenter:: TBA

Observation in Poetry

Those of us who like to keep a journal or write poetry might see a random object or hear a sound
to be inspired to write. For our next meeting, I will talk on April 13 about ideas, images and "the Muse" in regards to Poetry. It is not necessary to determine our source, for from source our creativity thrives. 

It may be informative to see what we can learn about our writing and letting it grow. Also during this time he will speak to composition of a poem. It is a literary work. John says, "Let us see where our muse takes us."


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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!



COME JOIN US!


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


Email: colawriters@gmail.com



Mission


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.

Partnerships               

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!

Save the Date

SC Christian Writers Showcase

TBA

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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Special Guest Facilitator
Mrs. Louis Smith 
of Kingdom Builders Publication will present
Marketing & Presenting Yourself
April 20th, 2015

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Upcoming Events

 
SC Book Festival 2015 - May 15-17, 2015

 Reading Rocks - Oct. 4, 2015

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