Dr. Robin L. Coletrain, a native of Lake City, South Carolina, is an author and poet. Robin has always been drawn to the arts and the way it allowed her to express herself in different modes - verbal, visual, and written. Succinctly, it was the written world that inspired her the most. Writing became a very personal endeavor and she would write notes and poems on anything she could find, mainly napkins and found it to be cathartic. Robin’s debut book entitled Speak the Truth: Words, Thoughts & Desires is a seventy piece collection of poetry that conveys a sweet, sultry and soulful voice about life, love, friendship and career published through her own company RLC Publishing. Speak the Truth, a personal diary of sorts, is an honest journey of expression to self-realization that reflects a deep appreciation and credit to forebears Jill Scott, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni. Speak the Truth delivers grown and earthy poetry that breathes life into words.
Robin graduated from South Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science; Howard University with a Masters of Education in Special Education; and Capella University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership. Robin has been employed with Richland County School District One since 2001 and currently holds the position of Special Education Consultant. Prior to Richland One, Robin was employed with Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and The National Children’s Center in Washington, D.C.
Robin volunteers with Girl Scouts in Cayce, South Carolina, and she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is available for interviews, book signings, speaking engagements, to facilitate workshops, and coach aspiring young writers. Robin currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina with her daughter.