Hannah Lavery Creative Conversations
Monday 25 January, 2021 at 1 p.m
Hannah Lavery is an award winning poet, playwright, performer and experienced workshop facilitator. Her poetry has been published by Gutter Magazine, The Scotsman Newspaper, Neu! Reekie! and others. Her first pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press (Oct 2018) and her poetry pamphlet, Finding Seaglass: Poems from The Drift was recently published by Stewed Rhubarb Press (May 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. The Drift, her autobiographical play, was part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s season 2019 and Scotland’s Black History Month 2018 and 2019.
Her recent play, The Lament for Sheku Bayoh, commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, was performed as a work in progress as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2019. In November 2020, this play was directed by Hannah and streamed live from the Lyceum stage in a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival.
Hannah has been named as one of BBC Writers’ Room Scottish Voices of 2020, and in May 2020, her poem, Scotland, you’re no mine, was selected by Roseanne Watt as one of the Best Scottish Poems 2019. In October 2020 she became an associate artist with the National Theatre of Scotland.
Creative Conversations is programmed by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme and funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.
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