Hannah Lavery

Hannah Lavery was born in 1977 and grew up in Edinburgh. She now lives in Dunbar with her husband and three children. She is Creative Director of CoastWord, Founding Member of Appletree Writers and Founder and Director of StoryCraft.

Hannah is Writer in Residence at The Whole Works in Edinburgh and has been recently commissioned by Glasgow NHS for a series of monologues.

She is a trained English Teacher and runs The StoryCraft; a story workshop for primary aged children which currently in its first year with East Lothian Libraries and CoastWord.

She has also, recently published her first collection of short stories Kicked From The Inside with Appletree Writers Press.

You can also find her short story, Still your treasure…in The Scottish Book Trust’s book Treasures which was be gifted to the people of Scotland as part of Book Week Scotland 2013, this is the second time she has been chosen to be part of this project, her short story Kellie Road was chosen to be part of  the 2012 book My Favourite Place.

She will be performing her solo show ' The Girl Who Stops To Catch Her Breath' at Appletree Writers' Spoken Word Sundays at The Edinburgh Fringe and also, appearing at Woman Speaking Out, another show as part of Appletree Writers' Spoken Word Sunday Line Up.  

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