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

Newtopia: Women With Fierce Words, Paisley Book Festival

Authors from Home: Free. Book Tickets


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

What It Means To Overcome – Paisley Film Festival

The World I Fell Out Of – Melanie Reid 20 February
the world Ifell out of

Full Details and Tickets – Free Event

A Kist of Thistle 25 February, 2021 5p.m. – 6 p.m.

a kist of thistles

Full details and tickets

For the Kids

Vivian French and The Giant’s Tea Party


Newtopia: Women With Fierce Words, Paisley Book Festival
Street Level Photography: In Focus, Brexit Tears

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