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
- Mary Irvine’s Blog: Catharsis
- February Noise – Refuweegee
- Mongrel: Donna Campbell debut poetry collection
- Rymour Books: Cultivating the Literary Arts
- International Mother Language Day 21 February 2021
- Glesga Banter: Celebration of Weegie Culture
- ‘Afterthought’ Debut Single – Becki Rutherford
- How Poets See The World – Paisley Book Festival Online 2021
- New Patterns for Paisley, Paisley Book Festival
- In Conversation with Dean Atta and gainAgain
- Breaking Boundaries: Main Reading Vahni Capildeo and Mark Waldron
- More premieres and guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2021
- Weird Pleasure by Jim Ferguson review of the launch by Pat Byrne
- New Poetries VIII – Online Launches
- What It Means To Overcome – Paisley Film Festival
- Book Launch: The Stone in My Pocket by Matthew Keeley
- Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Truman and Tennessee
- GFT – Away
- Baby Done, GFT at Home
- Creative Conversations: Scarlett Thomas