• 18th February at 9:00 – 11:00 pm
  • UWS Union
  • Tickets – Pay What You Can

Paisley Book Festival will take over UWS Hall to offer a packed event of spoken word brilliance featuring Gray Crosbie, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir and Titilayo Farukuoye – to see you firmly into the weekend.

Gray Crosbie is a queer writer and spoken word poet based in Glasgow. They perform regularly at poetry and cabaret nights around Scotland and work with BBC The Social to create short poetry films. Their pamphlet of flash fiction, “Love, Pan-Fried”, was published in 2019 by Knight Errant Press.

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English, and splits his time between Edinburgh and his hometown of York. One of the contemporary era’s foremost advocates of the literatures of Scotland and Ireland, Marcas’ works are shaped by his fascination with feminism, postcolonial and queer theory. His most recent collection Polaris is out now.

Titilayo Farukuoye is an Austrian-Nigerian writer and organiser based in Glasgow. Titilayo co-directs Scottish BPOC Writers Network and the Anti-racist Educator, and curated Our (In)visible Strengths. Their poetry featured at Fringe of Colour, 2020 Mixtape, Wrapped Up in This and Edinburgh Multicultural Festival. Their collection My Body is Not An Apology jointly won the 2022 Edwin Morgan Award.