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Opportunities at the Paisley Book Festival

There are a number of different ways to get involved in the Paisley Book Festival.

There are creative call-outs, seasonal job roles, or you can be a part of our brilliant Volunteer Programme.

If you are a writer or poet, keep your eyes peeled for announcements about our Writer-in-Residence opportunity and the Janet Coats Memorial Prize.

Opportunities will be posted here as they arise so make sure you are subscribed to our mailing list and check back here regularly for updates.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Writer-in-Residence 2023

Following two successful years of the Writer-in-Residence position, we are pleased to once again be inviting submissions from an experienced writer to be our Writer-in-Residence for the 2023 Paisley Book Festival. The Writer in Residence at the Paisley Book Festival presents an opportunity for a mid-career writer to engage creatively with the festivals’ remit, programme and themes, and to use their skills and experience to support the work and passions of local reading and writing groups. One of the main aims of this role is to work with local communities and help us reach wider audiences.

The Writer-in-Residence will be contracted on a part-time fixed term contract for 5 months, from Monday 3rd October 2022 until Monday 6th March 2023, with an expected commitment of approximately 35 days applied based on the needs of the Festival and those of the successful candidate.

The Writer-in-Residence will be paid a set fee of £10,000 for the residency, paid in monthly instalments of £2000 on receipt of invoice. Equates to a daily rate of approximately £286 for 35 days.

For more information about the role and how to apply you can download the full brief here – PBF 2023 – Writer in Residence – Call Out

Deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 12 noon

If you have any questions or queries regarding this opportunity, please contact and your enquiry will be passed onto the Festival Producer.