John Byrne's Birthday Bash - John Byrne and Gary McNair - Credit: Kausar YasinRead more.
Janice Galloway: Transfiguring the Commonplace - Janice Galloway - Credit: Ryan McDonaldRead more.
UWS Inspiring Women Lecture with Kirsty Wark - Ruth Wishart and Kirsty Wark - Credit: John GriffinRead more.
Poets in the Library - Brian Whittingham - Credit: Lesley AdamsRead more.
Writing Rebel Women - Emma Jane Unsworth, Jenni Fagan and Kirstin Innes - Credit: John GriffinRead more.
Confessions of a Rebel Crime Writer - Caro Ramsay and Douglas Skelton - Credit: Kausar YasinRead more.
The Fountain Evening of Rebel Poetry - Dave Hook/Solareye - Credit: Kausar YasinRead more.
The Bookshop - Edinburgh Bookshop - Credit: John GriffinRead more.
Radical Renfrewshire - Heir of the Cursed - Credit: Ryan McDonaldRead more.
Volunteers - Natalie and Loretta - Credit: John GriffinRead more.
Janet Coats Memorial Prize 2020 - Keira Brown, Jackie Kay and Sylvia Telfer (winner) - Credit: Kausar YasinRead more.
Paisley Book Walk with Jules Verne - Jules Verne - Credit: Lesley AdamsRead more.
Fierce Fearless and Free - Lari Don - Credit: Kausar YasinRead more.
Slogan Screen Printing - ReMode - Credit: Ryan McDonaldRead more.
Paisley’s inaugural Book Festival took inspiration from the 200th anniversary of the Paisley Radicals reflecting their spirit with a programme of grassroots activism, new ideas and political conversation. With events for children, teenagers, the family and adults, there was something for everyone over the ten days of the Paisley Book Festival.
Paisley Book Festival 2020's theme was Radical Voices and Rebel Stories and, inspired by the voices and actions of radical young people on climate change we requested that poets across Scotland submit their work for the Janet Coats Memorial Prize. As you can see from these shortlisted poems the standard was very high. Winners for 2020 are Basara Basit and Sylvia Telfer.
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 also have a Schools Programme. For more information on this contact our programmer.
Thank you for supporting the inaugural Paisley Book Festival. We will back in 2021.