Charlie Gracie, Scottish Writers’ Centre, 10 November, 2015 CCA



Tuesday 10th November 2015: CCA Club Room @7pm

The Sea and the Broad Beach and the Blistering Biting Wind’’ with Charlie Gracie

Charlie Gracie is a poet devoted to his lines, sound, imagery and form.  Charlie will discuss how poems are built and his appreciation for their strength and magic in his first poetry collection, Good Morning, published in September 2010 by diehard as a handcrafted ‘metallic’ hardback.  A second, paperback edition was launched in August 2011 and reprinted in 2015.  Charlie has a real interest in nature and much of his work reflects that.  What is it that lurks beneath the surface of what we see around us? And, what glimmers there, are questions he will be exploring along with themes of the human condition: love, life, and death.  Charlie will discuss his publication, Good Morning (2011) and share new work.

Charlie was brought up in Baillieston, Glasgow and now lives on the edge of the Trossachs near Stirling.  His poems have appeared (this century) in a number of journals and anthologies including  Cutting Teeth, Pushing Out the Boat, Tonnta, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland, Chapman, Gutter and The Herald.  Charlie has collaborated with other artists across media. In 2010, he was commissioned by Irish sculptor Brendan McGloin to create a poem as part of Brendan’s memorial to the victims of a hotel fire in the town in Bundoran, County Donegal. In 2011, Charlie’s poem right was performed as part of a Red Ensemble multi-media piece at Glasgow City Halls. The poem was translated into Arabic by Palestinian poet Ghazi Hussein. Later that year, Charlie performed a commissioned live piece with the Red Ensemble. In 2014, he began an ongoing project around the B822 road between Glasgow and Callander with artist Graham Tristram and composer Tom Dalzell.  He is currently drawing together poems for a new collection.

£6/£3 (Concessions).  Free to SWC Members

CCA:  Centre for Contemporary Arts

350 Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow, G2 3JD

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