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Hannah Lavery to be next Edinburgh Makar

15 September 2021


Award-winning poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery has been nominated to become the next Edinburgh Makar (the city's poet laureate).

Hannah will become the sixth Edinburgh Makar and take over the honorary role from Alan Spence later this year at a special reception hosted by the Lord Provost within the City Chambers.

The Edinburgh Makar is a civic post instituted in 2002 by the City of Edinburgh Council. The writer is selected and nominated by representatives of the Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish PEN, The Saltire Society, Edinburgh City of Literature Trust and the Council.

For more information, see the announcement of 9 September 2021 on the City of Edinburgh Council website.