Paisley Book Festival

17 to 26 February 2022

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Check out the highlights from Paisley Book Festival 2022 here

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“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”

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“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!”

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“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

“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

“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!! 💛💗💜”

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

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“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”

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“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!”

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“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”

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“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. 📚”

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“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

“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

“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

“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!”

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“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

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

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“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”

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

Jasper Sutcliffe, UK Publisher and Affiliate Manager Bookshop.org

“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

“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

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

Participant Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

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

Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland

“@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.”

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“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

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

Audience Feedback 2021, 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

“Congratulations on a brilliant festival”

Audience Feedback 2022, Paisley Book Festival

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Are you the next Programmer for the Paisley Book Festival? We are looking for a creative and inspiring individual (or collective) to programme the Paisley Book Festival in 2023 and are now receiving expressions of interest.Find out more👉 bit.ly/3yfjyb8 #opportunities #creative #bookfestival #programming ... See MoreSee Less
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Victoria McNulty & Kirstyn Jane Boyle present Wolf Moon! 🐺🌕This is a visual narrative of a woman from Paisley who grew out of the river Cart & lived in the city for centuries. The title Wolf Moon came from the fact that this was the Moon cycle during production and Paisley was emerging from a dark winter.👇 is.gd/EvyKYp ... See MoreSee Less
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We are delighted to share with you the highlights from Paisley Book Festival 2022! Whether you attended a live or digital event, we can’t thank you enough for your support. 🫶☺️📚You can now catch up on a variety of our events here👉 bit.ly/PBF2022WNYour donation will help Paisley Book Festival achieve its mission of connecting readers and writers with bold, contemporary ideas and establishing new audiences. Your support is very much appreciated.❤️👉 bit.ly/PBFDonations ... See MoreSee Less
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