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Charlie Gracie

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Contact: charlie@charliegracie.scot
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English, Scots
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My poetry and prose have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, with some work shortlisted for major prizes. I explore many of the themes of the human condition: love, life, death. I also have a real interest in nature. My writing reflects my fundamental creative question: what is it that lurks beneath the surface of what we see around us?

Good Morning, my first poetry collection, was published in 2010 by diehard, who will also publish my second collection Tales from the Dartry Mountains in 2019. My first novel To Live With What You Are was published by Postbox Press in 2019. 

I have experience of running writing workshops for adults, including jointly developing creative writing and meditation workshops with a holistic therapist. I also have experience of working in school settings. As a social worker for over thirty years I've often used writing with children and young people. I enjoy collaborating with other creative colleagues, including musicians and visual artists. I have judged writing competitions for adults and children, and am a member of the board of directors for the Scottish Writers' Centre. 

(Photo credit: Isabel Addie)

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Human rights; Island communities; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Politics; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Science; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing; Urban communities; Vehicles; Violence & abuse; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+