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Patricia Ace

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Email patriciaace@hotmail.com
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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I am a primarily a poet but I have also written and published short stories and am currently writing my first novel. I write about families, motherhood, relationships, the natural world, spirituality and the lived experience of women. I studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths, London and Glasgow universities and hold a MLitt in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from the University of Glasgow's highly respected Creative Writing programme.

I am presently working on a new full collection of poems about my maternal ancestry in the Caribbean and a couple of shorter collections, which address themes including loss, ageing, feminism and the transformative, healing power of nature.

I am an experienced and compelling performer and have read my work over many years and in a variety of settings. I have also taught creative writing workshops for both adults in the community and teenagers in schools. My day job, as a yoga teacher and therapist, has brought me into contact with a wide range of individuals and inspired an interest in helping others to realise their unique potential, something I feel can be aided by facilitating a link with their own creativity. (Photo credit: Finlay McKinnell)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Family; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Nature

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

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