COGS Creative Writers

A small group of friendly people meeting roughly bi-monthly to encourage and share our writing journeys. Broadly, poetry, but not necessarily the rhyming kind!

Some of us have been writing for years, others are new to this area of expression, but all have found the group stimulating and worthwhile.

We sometimes collaborate on work for specific events or services, so our work is of a ‘Christian’ nature. However, we all write about many subjects: nature, world events, personal hopes and fears, muses, reflections etc. A variety of styles too.

In 2016, we produced POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS which, once costs were covered, we sold in aid of ALL WE CAN and other charities.

In 2017, we were thrown the challenge to produce an Advent book. We rose to this challenge and ‘AN ADVENT JOURNEY’ was born. This book included a Bible passage, poem/reflection and a prayer for each day of Advent, along with sketches by one of our writers, Jenny. It was used as a resource within and beyond the church, and was very well received. As writers we were surprised and humbled by the response. We welcome commissions as well as enquiries from seasoned or tentative writers!

God is alive and kicking in this genre, and when we read our work out loud, the writing takes on a power of its own! Together and individually we look forward to the next stage of our adventure with words! 

Latest news is that after the success of our Advent Journey book last year, we have been working on a Lent book, with readings, poems and weekly prayers to provide an accompaniment to our Lenten journey. The book is called, ‘CONSIDER JESUS’ and should be available after Christmas.

In addition, Hilary has a new collection of work being published at the end of the year, called ‘GASP!’ Check in here or on the notices for more details.

For details, contact Hilary on 01423 864002.