Hannah Lavery

Hannah Lavery is a writer and performer experienced in delivering creative writing and poetry workshops. The Drift, her most recent spoken word theatre show, previewed at the Tron theatre in October 2018, as part of Black History Month, and was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland. The poetry from The Drift will be published with Stewed Rhubarb Press in early 2019. She has had writing commissions from the Lyceum Theatre and North Light Arts, among others. She was awarded a Tom McGrath Playwriting Grant in 2015, a Megaphone Residency from the Workers’ Theatre in 2017 and was part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Just Start Here festival in January 2018. Her flash fiction pamphlet, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press, and she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for poetry in 2017.


Photo: Adrian Lavery


Poetry in Conversation: Absent Friends »

A time to remember favourite poets who have died

Sun 10 March | 18:50 - 19:30 | Free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Border Crossings »

Reading: Hannah Lavery, Efe Paul Azino

Sun 10 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Metaphors of Displacement Workshop »

A half-day workshop at MUSA led by Hannah Lavery

Wed 6 March | 14:00 - 16:30 | £7.50 | The Archaeology Room, Butts Wynd


Rosa – like apples

I delight in you, as I would in a view
from a window facing South. I turn to you
for the light, rest in you like a house-cat
and I would be powered by only you, if I
could only store you right – like apples.


Hannah Lavery