Paisley Book Festival

Following on from the success of our inaugural Festival, Paisley Book Festival is delighted to be returning in 2021!

Paisley Book Festival

About Paisley Book Festival

Paisley Book Festival , Paisley
Paisley Book Festival Website
Follow BookPaisley on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here
Follow paisleybookfest on Instagram

The 2021 Festival will be a digital forum with contributors coming from across the globe into your own home. It is delighted to welcome the 2020 Booker Prize winner, Douglas Stuart, who will be joined by Scottish literary giant, Andrew O’Hagan and debut writer, Graeme Armstrong. Other headline events will include Janey Godley, Melanie Reid, Chris Brookmyre and Dr. Marisa Haetzman, writer for Small Axe series Courttia Newland, Salena Godden, Jenny Kleeman, Kirstin Innes, and Kate Charlesworth in conversation with Val McDermid. Events for children will include Ross Mackenzie, Vivian French, Patience Agbabi, Karine Polwart and Kate Leiper.

Setting the tone for the Festival on its opening night - Radical New Futures - will be poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery (The Drift and Lament for Sheku Boyah), writer Laura Waddell (Exit) and Renfrewshire local Alan Bissett with his new novella Lazy Suzan. The opening night will also include Newtopia: Women with Fierce Words, a multimedia performance of writing emerging from women’s disrupted lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, presented by Women With Fierce Words and joined from India by the award-winning poet, Saima Afreen.

Paisley Book Festival welcomes novelist, poet, performer, Kirsty Logan and author and singer-songwriter Malachy Tallack as guest curators. Kirsty has curated a strand Understories: Reclaiming the stories we think we know with authors Intan Paramaditha, Sarah Maria Griffin, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Rebecca Tamas, Michael Lee Richardson and Tasha Suri. Malachy welcomes authors Alastair McIntosh, Kapka Kassabova, Patrick Laurie, Cal Flyn and Lisa Wollett to the festival as part of an event strand called A Place for Hope: land, loss and the politics of care.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Paisley Book Festival are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Paisley Book Festival

More Festivals in Renfrewshire

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Various Venues, Lochwinnoch

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival 2017, the 16th annual Festival of Music, Drama, Literature, Creative & Visual Arts will be held from 15th March - 26th March...
Read more

Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

, Various Locations Renfrewshire

The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Read more

The Spree

The Spree

, Various Locations Paisley

Paisley's national festival will be back between the 8th and 16th of October and they have another stellar line-up for you!
Read more

All Festivals listings in Renfrewshire

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Paisley Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!
Barnhill Farmers Market
Barnhill Farm in Inchinnan are holding their next Farmers Market, showcasing the very best from local Renfrewshire producers, on the 25th and 26th September!
BGCP Comic and Toy Market Tour: Paisley
The BGCP is back for 2021 but on a smaller socially distanced scale! Don't miss them when they bring their Comic and Toy Market Tour to The Paisley Centre!
Monster Dash
Join Renfrewshire Leisure for their Monster Dash... a Halloween fun run full of bewitching costumes, trick of treat goody bags, and some Spooktacular surprises!
ACCORD Hospice Annual Art Exhibition
The ACCORD Hospice Annual Art Exhibition will be held at ACCORD Hospice Resource Centre, Paisley between the 23rd and 29th September!

Popular Venues

Beacon Arts Centre Braehead Arena Johnstone Town Hall Paisley Arts Centre The Bungalow Paisley