© 2020 by The Black Authors Lab and Book Festival



Greetings from the 2nd Annual Cheraw Black Author's Lab and Book Festival! My name is Michael Strong. My niece Erica Malachi, a Cheraw native, my cousin Clay Scott born in Hamlet, NC and I decided to create the Cheraw Black Author's Lab and host a Book Festival in honor of Black History Month. The event is open to the public. Activities include story telling, poetry, spoken word, jazz, books for sale, meet and greet with the authors and a writer's workshop.

Our featured authors this year are Dr. Tracy Mack-Powell of Bishopville, SC., Montril Jones of Charleston, SC and Linda Orji of Charlotte, NC.


We feel it is appropriate that authors with southern local roots (Cheraw, Wallace, Hamlet, NC, Bishopville, Charlotte, Lake City and Charleston, SC ) choose the birthplace of the late great Dizzy Gillespie to share our project.





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Erica Malachi ~ Cheraw, SC (Founder)

Empowered Overcomers

Montril Jones ~ Charleston, SC

Ministry of Marriage

Tracey Powell ~ Atlanta, GA

Practical Leadership: Lessons Learned from Mickey

Michael Strong ~ Fredericksburg, VA (Founder)

Strong Getting Stronger: An Inspiration


Linda Orji ~ Charlotte, NC

Cracked Concrete Vol. I

Ashley Williams ~ Lake City, SC

Pure Innuendos

DN Miller ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Color of My Tears

Roy Wyatt - Richmond, VA

Color ‘n America (Color)

Ya' Londa Freeman - Cheraw, SC

The Naked Truth