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Pay What You Can (PWYC)

OneRen is offering a tiered pricing structure for most Paisley Book Festival events this year. We hope this will help to make the Arts accessible to all and in that spirit, we ask for you to pay what you can afford, no questions asked.

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“Thanks for having me. It was a great workshop with a lively bunch of attendees and I got some excellent questions afterwards. I enjoyed meeting you and everything went very smoothly.”

Gavin Inglis, Workshop facilitator

“Paisley Book Festival was the vanguard of digital book festivals”

Jasper Sutcliffe, UK Publisher and Affiliate Manager Bookshop.org

“What a fantastic festival, and my goodness: the ‘Scottish Masculinities’ event was sensational; I’m still thinking about it, a week on, and have been raving…about it a lot!”

Camilla Elworthy, Group Publicity Director, Literary, Pan Macmillan

“I’m absolutely loving volunteering at Paisley Book Festival so far doing social media. The event programme is brilliant, the volunteers and festival team are so supportive and I feel like I’m gaining really valuable experience for my future career.”

Volunteer 2021, Paisley Book Festival

“Thank you so much to @jsamlarose and #DorotheaSmartt for joining me tonight to celebrate twenty years of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen and for such gorgeous and uplifting readings at @BookPaisley! I’m absolutely buzzing!! 💛💗💜”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“So grateful to have the opportunity to talk all things grisly, venal and bloody in the politics of Scotland of 1500’s with the brilliant @DameDeniseMina a refreshing change from current gruesome global politics #Rizzio @BookPaisley”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Thanks so much! It feels wonderful to be out and about again. And what a treat to be part of the stellar lineup @BookPaisley have curated!”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Was feeling a bit fed up today and wasn’t really in the mood for @BookPaisley but I am so glad I fired up the laptop and tuned in. Such an important conversation re – trauma, masculinity and stigma. Very powerful.”

Audience Feedback 2021, Paisley Book Festival

“A huge thank you again for having us along for the Bookie Boogie Brunch. What a brilliant atmosphere and great to have some ceilidh dancing going!”

Audience Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Adele, what a joy that was! Can’t believe we’ve never done it before. Many many thanks to Paisley book festival and all the lovely people who came out tonight. #rizzio”

Denise Mina, Author

“Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Paisley book fest. Will be back!”

Audience Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“I have to say, I did a talk today with @BookPaisley for some p6 students from @ThornPriSch and they were one of the best groups of readers I’ve met. So engaged & so open for discussions. An excellent visit. Meeting them was a pleasure. Hope you enjoy the rest of #ShowUsWhoYouAre”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“A huge thank you again for having us along for the Bookie Boogie Brunch. What a brilliant atmosphere and great to have some ceilidh dancing going!”

Audience Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Just a wee note to say thank you to you. The festival was such a lovely and welcoming atmosphere. I was so delighted to be part of such a great line up. The venue team including the FoH, the stage crew, the bar staff, the book sellers were all so friendly and supportive. It was a total joy to be there.”

Participant Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“I had a great morning with pupils from @StJohnBoscoPS talking about Robert Burns and Hag Storm for @BookPaisley 2022. They came up with lots of eco-friendly spell ideas, such as a spell for ‘cleaning plastic from the oceans’, and even a spell for world peace! @cranachanbooks”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“You’ve made me so proud to be a buddy.”

Audience Feedback 2021, Paisley Book Festival

“Shout out to every festival or event in the last few months who have gathered people safely to celebrate the joy of art. I was at @BookPaisley for a wee event and it was a delight!”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“It did NOT feel like the first year of a new book festival – it was so smooth, so bedded into the town, so ambitious! Well done for creating a book festival that already feels like an essential part of the literary year!”

Lari Don, Children’s Author

“Such a pleasure to chair @louisewelsh00 @BookPaisley If you haven’t done it yet, get thee to a bookshop now and buy a copy of the excellent #thesecondcut! @canongatebooks”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Had a smashin time at @BookPaisley the day visitin the stoatin, Scots-spikkin bairns o @StMarysPrimPais an @Castleheadhlib ! Cannae wait tae get back there the morra!”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“it was a real pleasure taking part in the festival. Many thanks to all the organisers!”

Participant Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“It was terrific being a part of the Festival and I wouldn’t hesitate to get on board again.”

Participant Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Paisley was excellent – well done to you and your team”

Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland

“Absolutely loved doing this talk today @BookPaisley, and great to catch up with a few old pals as well!”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“Congratulations on a brilliant festival”

Audience Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“I enjoyed this event so much – fascinating insights into getting published and the intricacies and practicalities of the editorial process. It was such a pleasure to be involved. 📚”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

“@BookPaisley was a great joyous celebration of live poetry and community. 🎉🎉🎉 Thanks so much to the team and congratulations to @imogen_stirling and @alandmcclure on your amazing sets. Profound and moving stories that mak us.”

Social media 2022, Paisley Book Festival

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📚Release Your Tiger Warrior! – Maisie Chan📆19th February at 12:00 – 1:00pm, at Paisley Central LibraryMaisie Chan, author of the prize-winning Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths and the Tiger Warrior series, leads a workshop and shares her practical tips for kids to express their ideas in drawing and writing being inspired by Chinese Mythology.Book now 👉 bit.ly/3D2BEiH#PBF23 #remakeandrebel ... See MoreSee Less
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📚 The World Around Us – Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, Amanda Thomson📆 19th February at 11:00 am – 12:00pm at UWS Students Union Paisley Join activist Jessica Gaitán Johannesson and artist Amanda Thomson as they dive into their books The Nerves and their Endings: Essays on Crisis and Belonging: Natural Histories of Place, Identity and Home and consider their connections to the world around us, engaging with the nature we encounter every day, and grappling with these much larger questions. Chaired by Katie Goh.Book now 👉 bit.ly/3vVR0kW#PBF23 #remakeandrebel ... See MoreSee Less
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📚 Will and the Whisp – Ross Mackay📆 19th February at 12.30pm to 1.30pm at UWS Students Union Paisley “The voice was coming from inside him…But it wasn’t his.”When an unfortunate incident in the boy’s toilet mysteriously binds two souls from different worlds together, Will and The Whisp must work together.Book now 👉 bit.ly/3ivvi45#PBF23 #RemakeandRebel ... See MoreSee Less
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📚Ins & Outs of Debuts – Alycia Pirmohamed, Mohamed Tonsy, Jessica Widner
📆19th February at 1:00–2:00pm at UWS Students Union

Join them for a reading from each of their works and a discussion on the literary and publishing landscape.

Book now👉http://bit.ly/3XpyjBF

#PBF23

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📚 Will and the Whisp – Ross Mackay
📆 19th February at 12.30pm - 1.30pm at UWS Students Union

When an unfortunate incident in the boy’s toilet mysteriously binds two souls from different worlds together, Will and The Whisp must work together.

Book now👉http://bit.ly/3ivvi45

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