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Tracy Patrick

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Contact: tracympatrick@gmail.com
Languages: English, Scots
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I write fiction and poetry. My debut novel, Blushing is for Sinners, was commended by the Saltire First Book of the Year judges, 2019. It tells the story of a restless Paisley mill worker and her estranged daughter, a Canadian logging executive, weaving together crime, environmentalism, and women’s voices, past and present, in a family saga across two continents. My first full-length poetry collection, Portrait, arises from my personal struggle with genetic cardiomyopathy, isolation and mortality, and my pamphlet, Wild Eye Fire Eye, is a series of ekphrastic poems, exploring Celtic Europe through the representation of animals in art, religion and myth. I offer public readings, and both general and subject-focused creative writing workshops, in particular mental health, addiction, environment and climate. I have an MLitt in Creative Writing and can offer editing skills on a group or individual basis. I also have experience running an independent press. Currently, I am a writing group facilitator with recovery organisations in Paisley.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Renfrewshire; Glasgow City; North Ayrshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; West Dunbartonshire

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

People experiencing mental health problems

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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