Christopher Cocca is a Pennsylvania-based writer, advocate, and wearer of various hats. His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Brevity, elimae, Pindeldyboz, Geez Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Generate, and elsewhere. He writes for the religion and media verticals at The Huffington Post, helps conspire the broken liturgy project, and is especially interested in the evolution of story across media.
Chris earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 2005 and a Master of Fine Arts in fiction at The New School in 2011. These degrees reflect a lifelong passion for the sharing of good news through the artful telling of important stories. An avid proponent of social media, Chris serves in a professional capacity as Outreach Coordinator for the Air Quality Partnership of Lehigh Valley – Berks and as an Urban Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, PA. Opinions and diversions on The Daily Cocca are solely his.
If you’re interested in talking to Chris about a short or long-term creative project, consultation, social media contract or progressive ministry need, contact him through the form below or through his LinkedIn profile. He also considers requests for speaking and facilitation engagements.
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Selected work and contact information below. Thanks for visiting!
At The Huffington Post
Oh, Cardinal Directions! (shared at Fictionaut).
Fisher Kings (in Generate Issue 2)
Creative Nonfiction (one of my @ccocca tweets was featured in the print edition of Issue 39).
I Love You When You’re Pretty (at Pindeldyboz)
Easy Gods (in Geez Magazine)
Evensong (at elimae)
So We Had A Wake (at Slingshot)
The Insult (at Six Sentences)
My Brother Was Music (in Six Sentences Vol 2)
It Ain’t Me (at Admit 2 PDF)
Progress (at Six Sentences)
The Good Thief (at Tuesday Shorts and Foundling Review)
To The Biographers of Caesar (a poem TheOoze)
Last Stand In The Closing Country (at Brevity)
A Winter Ascetic (at Thieves Jargon)
Twitter Fiction (at Nanoism)
Defining the Indefinite: What Faith and Indie Music Have In Common (at Patrol)