• 17th February at 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Paisley Central Library
  • Tickets – Pay What You Can

Join us as we celebrate this year’s Janet Coats Memorial Prize, an annual poetry award given in remembrance of Janet Coats, who originated from the local J&P Coats thread making family, and was later involved in the establishment of the James Tait Black Prize in honour of her late husband. Janet was also a talented poet, as well as a great philanthropist in education, health and welfare. In this event, we hear from our prize judges: Renfrewshire Makar Shaun Moore and award-winning poet and writer Leyla Josephine, as they read from this year’s shortlist, share some of their own work, and announce the 2023 winners.