• 16th February at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • UWS Union
  • Tickets – Pay What You Can

Join Paisley Book Festival to launch this year’s event with the musical stylings of 2 Stoned Birds, and performances by two incredible poets: Bibi June and Michael Mullen.

2 Stoned Birds are a spoken word music duo from Dundee, taking you under their wings with a vibrant blend of flowing poetry, atmospheric music and catchy beats. Across stormy seas, unknown lands and outer space, 2 Stoned Birds will guide you on a voyage of discovery, hope, and joy.

Bibi June is a poet whose work talks a lot about queer joy, disability justice, colonialism, climate grief and anti-capitalism. Their collection Kinsey Scale for the Emotionally Fragile Queer was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

Michael Mullen is a poet, writer and spoken word artist from Rutherglen. Writing in both Scots and Standard English exploring themes of identity, language and class. Their collection Lay Down With Dogs jointly won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2022.