20-29 February 2020


Paisley’s inaugural Book Festival will take inspiration from the 200th anniversary of the Paisley Radicals as it reflects their spirit with a programme of grassroots activism, new ideas and political conversation. With many events for children, teenagers, the family and adults, there is something for everyone over the ten days of the Paisley Book Festival.

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Janet Coats Memorial Prize

Be radical and submit your poems to the Janet Coats Memorial Prize. Paisley Book Festival 2020 will award writers with the Janet Coats Memorial Prize. Inspired by Paisley’s history and the actions of radical young people on our environmental crisis, we would like to read, hear and see your poetry on the theme of climate change. Submission deadline: 13th December

Submit your work


Learning is a key part of the Paisley Book Festival with panel discussions and workshops at the core of our programme. As well as encouraging reading for enjoyment, debate and discussion we will also announce our Schools Programme in January 2020.

Look out for the announcement

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