About the founder
The change we seek starts with you and me.
Valiant Scribe is the brainchild of Debra Ayis, an award-winning author and poet.
Debra Ayis has been a published poet since the year 2005. Since first being recognized, she has been published in several anthologies, magazines, etcetera in many countries. She has won 9 awards and has published three collections of poetry.
She has also been invited by organizations, groups, and schools to give talks on poetry and creative writing and is a regular volunteer contributor to Our Daily Bread’s youth branch YMI (Why am I?).
She is also an Advisory Board Member for RenewToday, which works at the nexus of faith, social enterprise, and philanthropy. The organization houses: WeDeliverPeriod, Brooklyn By Faith, and WeWriteLife.
July 28th, 2019 - The 9th Annual New York City Poetry Festival at Governors Island
July 16th, 2019 - Episode 2.3: Debra Ayis on the podcast 'Unsuitable with Mary B. Safrit'
May 28th, 2019 - Redeemer Writers Annual Spring Reading, New York City
December 12th, 2018 - Redeemer Writers Winter Reading, New York City
October 24th, 2018 - Poetry at the Players, New York City
October 5th, 2018 - Wedeliverperiod. Concert at Repair the World New York City
July 28th, 2018 - The 8th Annual New York City Poetry Festival at Governors Island
Meet The Team
Valiant Scribe is under the care of Debra, an award-winning writer, and poet who loves to read even more than she writes.
She also co-leads the Redeemer Writers Group in New York.
Amanda manages the social media presence for Valiant Scribe. She is a freelance writer, activist, and crafter.
She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2019 with a B.A. in Literature and a concentration in Creative Writing.
She enjoys reading, writing, painting, and rollerskating. Her favorite authors are Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Instructional Technology Coach and Adjunct Lecturer in Writing
1. Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award and Commemorative Award Medallion by the International Society of Poets 2006, U.S.
2. ‘Talent for Writing’ a Youngwriter’s Creativity Award 2006, U.K.
3. Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Crystal Award Trophy and Commemorative Award Medallion by the International Society of Poets 2007, U.S.
4. ‘Talent for Writing’ a Youngwriter’s Creativity Award 2007, U.K.
5. Poet Fellow 2007 by Noble House London, England.
6. Editor’s Choice Award by the International Society of Poets 2007, U.S.
7. 2007 National Poetry Month Poetry Ambassador and the Official 2007 Commemorative U.S Poetry Ambassador Medal by the International Library of Poets / National Poetry Month Committee.
8. Winner of 2009 Writing Competition (Poetry Category) on Nigerian Women: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presented by Centre for Human Development (CHD) Nigeria, supported by Ford Foundation, Nigeria.
9. International Literacy Day Winner, September 2011 courtesy of Need 2 Know Books United Kingdom.
March 17th, 2011 - Greensprings Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
October 18th, 2010 - Spotlight Poet's Success! Forward Poetry, United Kingdom