I write devotional columns and blogs for Glorify and Inspiring Women Every Day, as well as short stories, fiction and poetry.
My journalism has been published in The Guardian, Third Way, Oh magazine and JUNO magazine amongst others.
I am available as a freelance writer and have experience in writing devotionals (for Glorify and Inspiring Women Every Day) and articles (Juno, Oh Magazine).
I also take on poetry commissions – just email me for a quote.
, a collection of 100 gratitude poems written during lockdown, was successfully funded on Kickstarter in just three days and is out now. Voice at the Window
, my book of 34 original hand-lettered poems about motherhood was published in 2017. I also write on creativity and faith; There You Are
: Nurture and Grow your Creative Gift, an exploration of faith and creativity, was released in April 2019 Circles Hand lettering
I sell my
hand-lettered poetry prints, books, and cards in my Little Bird Editions and also over at Etsy shop . I am available for commissioned hand-lettered pieces and illustration work. (Please see my other profile – Cheerfully Given ) Little Bird Editions Workshops
I run workshops in Finding Your Voice, as well as themed writing workshops for adults and children. I am passionate to see creativity released, especially in those who are in the early stages of their creative career.
I co-lead the
with my husband Shrewsbury branch of Christian Creative Network Joel and we are so excited to be building a supportive community of creatives in our area as we know how vital a support network is.
I live in Shropshire with my husband and four children and we spend our free time roaming the Shropshire hills.
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Endorsements for Circles:
‘Liz Pike’s encouragement for us to pursue our creative dreams and find ways of expressing them is a creative work of art in itself. It follows her life in Guildford and Shrewsbury as a struggling young Mum (now with four children), her second child being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and her husband, also a creative musician, also struggling to make ends meet. Yet through it all there is the same quiet, compelling call to creativity, which Liz shares with us. Her children and life are part of this, in a background which often seems to work against any time at all for creative expression. Each chapter nevertheless includes one or more of her poems which arise out of the often perplexing cross-currents of her life. The book is a treasure trove of many wonderful quotations from a wide range of writers on the mystery of creativity. At the same time, the book is full of practical suggestions, the more convincing because arising from her own life as described in the book. And through everything there is the encouragement that listening and giving expression to the creative gift within us is what God calls us to, as underlined by frequent references to the scriptures, brought to life by the new context in which they are placed. This thread running throughout the book rises to a glorious climax in the closing lines of the final chapter: triumphant without being triumphalistic. Liz has provided a great service to everyone who has ever wondered if they have a creative gift inside them but has lacked the courage to pursue it. A copy of this book should be close to hand to each of us.’
Pastor, Teacher and Writer
‘Liz Pike writes with passion, spiritual integrity and searing honesty. She not only describes her own personal journey in embracing creativity but draws on the wisdom of well-loved poets and writers to explore the ambiguities and joys of the art of writing. Her poetry, which resonates with Celtic spirituality, expresses wonderfully the moments of inspiration and struggle of everyday life, in beautiful imagery and imaginative use of language. It has been a privilege to accompany Liz on her creative journey over the past ten years and to witness how, against so many odds, including the increasing challenges and demands of motherhood, she has made space for the seeds of creativity within her to grow, blossom and bear fruit – not just in this book and other published writing, but in the lives of many others. A commissioned writer myself, I read Circles at a time when my confidence had waned and I lacked the courage to take on a bigger writing challenge. Liz’s words were exactly what I needed for God to speak again to me: that if I didn’t write what I had inside me, who else would? I encourage you to read Circles with an open heart and mind, and to receive the creative call yourself. May you be inspired and encouraged by the authenticity of Liz’s words, life and testimony – and may the wonderful Creator’s glory shine through you.’
Teacher; former Editor of Inspiring Women Every Day and Freelance Writer
‘I first read a draft of Liz’s book when I was in the murky depths of early years motherhood. To say the book was timely is an understatement. Despite the obvious joys of parenthood, I had lost myself in raising three children under the age of four. As a musician and writer, I struggled not to resent motherhood for depriving me of the creative flow that is fundamental to my being. Liz’s book brought such perspective, hope and challenge. She had written what was in my heart with an eloquence that I do not possess. Liz’s book is a call to all those creatives feeling lost under the pressures of motherhood. Her writing will revitalise your creative practice with the combined sharpness of an academic mind; and the warmth of a good friend who has just made you a well-needed cup of tea. You won’t regret reading it.’
Musician and Writer
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