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Here at Christian Poets and Writers, you receive daily inspiration, you have access to content that's insightful, we provide applicable tips, resources, and tools that help equip our members and visitors to be better poets, writers, speakers, and communicators, and you can grow your audience by sharing your content. 


In our community, you can even create your very own group space and start conversations that are important to you. We welcome you to look around our platform; perhaps you will be inspired to get involved in one of the many community opportunities we have posted.

How it all began

Mary Harwell Sayler - Founder

Mary Harwell
Sayler, Founder

After many years of writing in all genres and working, one-on-one, with other Christian poets and writers through home study courses and critiques, Mary Harwell Sayler felt led to begin a group on Facebook in 2012.

With no members to start, she invited people she knew with the hope of providing a place to discuss all aspects of writing. As a lifelong lover of Christ and the church, Mary especially hoped to bring Christians from all denominations together to uplift one another in faith and the Body of Christ.

Now, with over 5,000 members worldwide who unite and support one another, Mary has been called back to writing, placing the group's care in the blessed hands of Shira Garnett.

An online interactive community emerges

Shira Garnett | Leader and Admin

Shira Garnett, Admin/Leader

In 2015, Shira Garnett joined the Christian Poets and Writers Facebook group. Having a passion for encouraging others through her writings, Shira was asked by Founder Mary Harwell Sayler to become a group moderator. Shira accepted the invitation.

After much prayer and consideration, Mary passed the mantle of Admin and Leader over to the care of Shira in 2017. Along with this blessed responsibility of Admin and Leader, the original Christian Poets and Writers website was also entrusted to Shira.

Utilizing her technical knowledge and computer savvy, Shira revamped the original website into an online interactive writing community. This conversion has now given the Facebook group members an additional platform with a broader range of features, options, and resources for the Christian poet and writer. 

What CPW does and our main objectives

Encourage One Another

1 Thessalonians 5:11 - 24

We encourage one another by commenting on members' posts and sharing content that inspires and uplifts our members and visitors.

Praying For One Another

Ecclesiastes 4:9 -10

Prayer is a powerful tool that can bring solace, insight, peace, and strength to those who use it. It is our direct connection with God. At CPW, we encourage all members and visitors to pray, as it is an essential part of our community. 

We strive to create a harmonious online space where everyone feels welcome and safe. We care about the success and well-being of our members and visitors, both in their writing lives and their everyday lives. 

Therefore, we kindly ask that you pray for our members and visitors whenever you feel the call to do so. This way, we can all be covered in prayer and support.

Ask Writing and Speaker Related Questions

Proverbs 27:17

We believe that whether you are a novice or an experienced writer or speaker, anyone can benefit from the knowledge and support of our CPW literary community.  This is a great place to learn, ask questions, share experiences, and discuss topics related to writing and communication. 

We provide resources and links to articles, other writing platforms, and recommended books that you can have as practical handguide's and tools to assist you.


CPW believes that supporting one another helps to motivate, create discipline, and ultimately help each other master our craft. 


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