Previous Association of Christian Writers’ Events


 6 March – Self-Publishing  

13 March – Writing Historical Fiction

20 March – Writing for Children

27 March – Poetry Please



Saturday, 3 October 2020

COME BREATH (Ezekiel 37 verse 9)

First, half an hour will be devoted to the Annual General Meeting which ACW is obliged to hold for the benefit of members, because we are a registered charity. After that we will devote the remaining time to the Writers’ Day on the theme:

Do Writers Have the Right to Exploit Scripture as Raw Material?

Can the Bible flow through all we write? Should it? And what are the perils of taking the Greatest Story Ever Told… and changing it? There will be opportunities to consider these and other questions, to discuss the issues in groups, try some writing exercises, as well as listening to two excellent speakers.

Bobbie Ann Cole, published author and qualified teacher with a Jewish background who has met and accepted Jesus. She has lived in Israel. Bobbie has three published books to her name, two memoirs She Does Not Fear the Snow, and Love Triangles, and a novel for young adults Being Lena Levi.

Paul Kerensa, British Comedy Award-winning writer for different media, including books, TV, radio, stage and stand-up; writing for Christian audiences but also for as broad an audience as possible, such as BBC shows Miranda, Not Going Out, Buble at the BBC, and Top Gear. He’s run workshops for BBC Writers Room and London Screenwriters Festival, with an emphasis on story structure and character development. Standing with one foot in the church and the other in the secular marketplace, he’ll be pondering the question: when it comes to the Bible, do we have to be careful exploiting the original text?

Association of Christian
Writers Past Events

ACW held four mini events during July 2020:

  • 4th July: Don’t despise the day of small things (Zechariah 4 verse 10) with Fran Hill
    Fran’s talk and workshop demonstrated the value of small things and tiny successes.
  • 11th July: Could I be a blogger? with Lucy Rycroft
    In this session, Lucy guided us through the initial stages of refining the blog’s message, reaching the desired audience, and writing blog posts which make an impact.
  • 18th July: Time to write? with Philip S Davies
    Philip asked us to consider the extent to which the ongoing restrictions were a golden opportunity to focus on writing.
  • 25th July: How do we create in times of chaos? with Tanya Marlow
    Tanya explored how disaster and distress can actually be a help, or even a precursor, to creative endeavour?

Video recordings of the main talk from each of the first three events will be available below shortly.  The last event (How Do We Create in a Time of Chaos?)  took a workshop format with long silent periods for individual working/writing, so is not a suitable format for recording.



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