Conference 2022: Spotlight on our speakers - Museums Association

Conference 2022: Spotlight on our speakers

Hear from these speakers and many more in November

We’re delighted to announce Hannah Lavery as our first speaker for Conference 2022. Join us on 3-5 November in Edinburgh or online to explore how museums can create better places to live and work in a post-Covid world.

Hannah Lavery
Poet, playwright and Edinburgh Makar

Award-winning poet and playwright Hannah Lavery was appointed the Edinburgh Makar in 2021. She is an associate artist with the National Theatre of Scotland and has written for Radio Four, Lyceum Theatre and Pitlochry Theatre.

The Drift, her highly acclaimed autobiographical lyric play, toured as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Season in 2019 and 2020. Hannah’s debut collection, Blood Salt Spring, was published this year by Polygon and her pamphlet, Finding Seaglass, was published by Stewed Rhubarb. Her play Lament for Sheku Bayoh premiered at Edinburgh International Festival in 2020 and toured in its digital version to Auckland Arts Festival.

Hannah was selected by Owen Sheers as one of his Ten Writers Asking Questions That Will Shape Our Future for the International Literature Showcase, a project from the National Writing Centre and the British Council. She was a recipient of the Adopt a Playwright Award 2020 and the New Playwright’s Award from Playwriting Studio Scotland 2019.