Hannah Lavery at the Winter Words Festival
Edwin Morgan Writing Workshop:
Hannah Lavery is a published poet and award-winning playwright and performer, and soon to be appointed Edinburgh’s new Makar. Her poetry has been published by Gutter, the Scotsman and others. Her first pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press (2018) and her poetry pamphlet, Finding Seaglass: Poems from The Drift was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press (2019). She has also been a featured poet at many spoken word and poetry nights including Neu! Reekie!, Sonnet Youth, Rally and Broad, Flint and Pitch and Loud Poets, and festivals including, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Stanza, Solas, Kelburn Garden Party, and Electric Fields.
Hannah will be releasing her debut collection as Edinburgh’s New Makar, Blood Salt Spring, published by Polygon in March 2022.
Blood Salt Spring is a meditation on where we are – exploring ideas of nation, race and belonging. Much of the collection was written in lockdown and speaks to that moment, the isolation and the traumas of 2020 but it also looks to find some meaning and makes an attempt to heal the pain and vulnerabilities that were picked and cut open again in the recent cultural shifts and political wars.
Thursday 10 February 6pm