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