Charlie Gracie Website


Charlie Gracie is a poet and writer, originally from Baillieston, Glasgow and now living on the edge of the Trossachs.

You can see what Charlie is up to. You’ll find out where to buy his poetry collection: that’s Good Morning, by the way, and it’s available in discerning bookshops in all sorts of places.

You’ll also learn where to catch up with him at events and what is floating his boat currently about other people’s writing. Get in touch…

Charlie Gracie’s poems are quiet and clear, in love with nature and all of the possibilities of being human and alive.  As refreshing as a cool drink of Scottish water on a warm summer’s day.” Alan Bissett


  • Get Write In: a brilliant new writing competition for children with care experience Jackie Kay, Scotland’s Makar, will lead the judging panel for Get Write In, a new and exciting writing competition for all school-aged children in Scotland who are looked after or have experienced care. CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) has teamed up with The Scottish Book Trust, Who Cares? Scotland, ...
  • Stirling Writers’ Group I will be tutoring at the newly reformed Stirling Writers’ Group for the next couple of weeks, starting on Tuesday, 18 October. The group, still organised by Robert Ritchie, will be meeting in its new home: the Burgh Coffee House in the city centre from 7pm. It is through Stirling Writers’ Group ...


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I'm looking forward to reading at this wonderful weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Callander Poetry Weekend: 1st to 3rd September 2017 Provisional programme 2017 Last year we had eighty poets and this year we are heading to break that record. Standard reading slots will therefore be Ten Minutes. All aboard: most are aboard already. There’s still some space earlier on Friday afternoon, plus a little spread about through the weekend, for which priority will be for regular Weekenders who had forgotten to book. If I have put you at a time you can’t be here, (or if I have inexplicably left you out), get in touch and we’ll do a bit of swapping (usually happens). In order to keep one master list with ongoing alterations and adjustments, we are linking to the list here

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Pushing Poetry Beyond Revision with Ruby McCann

August 15, 2017, 7:00pm

Writing Workshop I Pushing Poetry Beyond Revision with Ruby McCann It is often true that as soon as a poem leaves our hands, we immediately begin to read it differently as if this simple act were a way of stepping out of the self. This notion, coupled with participant-led discussions and the gentle push of the workshop facilitator’s guiding hand, is what makes the workshop environment invaluable. If after revision the poem still falls short of where you intuitively know it is leading, though you can’t seem to jump the gap between here and there, this is the workshop for you. It’s time to uncover the possibilities while simultaneously acquiring a few strategies to mix things up, change directions and points-of-view, as the poem that’s been at least partly there all this time comes into focus. This workshop offers a supportive environment where everyone learns from each other and the processes that shape writing poetry. The emphasis is on the creation of new work for both new and old poems. Participants should expect readings, discussions, and writing exercises. Please bring a notebook or laptop as well as a poem to the session. Workshop Facilitator, Ruby McCann is a writer and educator. She has managed writing projects in the United States and Scotland. In theatre, she has taken plays ‘from the page to the stage,’ teaching playwriting and drama for Washington, DC area theatres, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre and Young Playwrights Theatre. Ruby was recognised for Educational Excellence by the Senate Education Committee and the SNAP Foundation (Seeing Necessary Alternatives through Photography). She is the 2004 recipient of the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for Creative Writing. As a Literature Consultant for the Cultural Alliance of Northern Virginia, she developed, administered, and judged Arlington County’s Moving Word and Pic-A-Poet Series. After returning to Scotland, Ruby was the Scottish Book Trust’s first Writer-in-Residence at HMP Glenochil and Reader-in-Residence at A.K. Bell Library. Ruby is the current Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre. Reservations for Members and the public will be on a first come first served basis, please book your spot at Tickets: £10. FREE for SWC Members

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