Dera R. Williams
Dera R. Williams is an Oakland author who writes fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. Her family was a part of the Great Migration, moving to Oakland when she was two years old. She has written a collection of stories about growing up in Oakland and is writing a Great Migration novel, Serving Tea at Miss Belle’s. Exploring the relationship of myth and oral and family history, she honors the voices of her ancestors in her storytelling.