• Bronwyn Angela White
    • Bronwyn enjoys creating liturgy for Southern Hemisphere, South Pacific and specifically Aotearoa New Zealand celebrations and seasons.

      Liturgy means “the work of the people” and Bronwyn participates in and sometimes leads services at her progressive faith community—including writing and presenting several Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Matariki, Season of Creation and other church services. Some of those resources are in her two (so far) books: “You who delight me” and “Something new to say”.

      Her writing celebrates inclusiveness and social justice; affirms spirit and faith in post-modern, progressive and post-Christian life; and demonstrates the value of “living with faith, not belief”.

      Bronwyn is currently writing contemporary hymn lyrics, collating a third liturgical collection, and returning to creative fiction writing.

      Bronwyn was born in Aotearoa New Zealand in October 1957. She's written stories and poetry from the time she learned to read and hold a pen, and has performed and pre-sented her poetry and other creative writing in poets' pubs, cafes, gallery openings, and other social events.

      In the 2000 summer semester, Bronwyn took a Religious Studies paper and a Poetry Workshop at Victoria University of Wellington. She learned about writing and hermeneutics from Religious Studies and about faith in the poetry sessions.

      She loves gardening, reading detective, sci-fi, urban fantasy and contemporary novels, and being near the ocean, and adores being a grandparent—Nanna to two precious boys. When time allows, she makes jewellery and knits.

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