Paisley Book Festival 2021 – Online
18 – 27 February, 2021
During Lockdown books and reading have been a great source of comfort for so many people. The Paisley Book Festival has a fabulous programme lined up with something for everyone on their digital stage.
Radical New Futures: Launch Event 18 February, 7 p.m.
Hannah Lavery, Laura Waddell and Alan Bissett
The launch for this year’s festival will provide a taste of what’s in store over the ten days of Paisley Book Festival. Poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery, whose recent works The Drift and Lament for Sheku Boyah both call for accountability from a society that remains determined to look the other way. Writer Laura Waddell, whose recent book, Exit, is a wide-ranging exploration of exit signs and what might be on the other side. Finally, Renfrewshire resident Alan Bissett with his new novella Lazy Suzan.
18 February, 9.30 p.m. Women With Fierce Words
How Poets See The World with Brian Whittingham
What It Means To Overcome – Poems and Short Stories
23 February at 5 p.m. with Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin and Mairi Murphy
The World I Fell Out Of – Melanie Reid 20 February
A Kist of Thistle 25 February, 2021 5p.m. – 6 p.m.
For the Kids
- Tell it slant, Glasgow: Book Launch: A Bird Is Not A Stone.
- Red Squirrel Press – Launch of Three Publications
- #StreamMyStory Children’s Online Events Summer 2021
- Women’s Library – In Conversation with Paria Goodarzi
- Bloody Scotland 2021 McIlvanney Prize Long List Announced
- Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End
- Bungalow Cafe at Mother India, Kelvingrove, Glasgow
- The Owner of the Sea – Richard Price readings and discussion
- Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall
- Bernard MacLaverty: Glasgow Writer
- Graeme Macrae Burnet – Glasgow Writer
- Glasgow Writers: Theresa Talbot
- Glasgow School of Art Digital Showcase 2021
- Hillhead Summer Arts Academy 2021
- Mansfield Park Street Festival 2021
- Vinicombe Street Gala 2021
- Touring Scotland – Pop Up Opera 2021
- Scottish Books Long Weekend
- Meet the Poet: Marcus Slease & Colin Herd
- Al Fresco Dining Glasgow West End