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Upcoming Events and Books

Below is a list of our upcoming books and events. If you’d like to submit details of your upcoming events please drop a line and a link to [email protected]


Following on from the success of our inaugural Festival, Paisley Book Festival is delighted to be returning in 2021. Because of the current restrictions, the Festival will be online. Keep an eye on our social media and website for programme updates or join our mailing list.

The Festival programme will be announced in January 2021.



Often contentious, but always illuminating, Ian Walton’s poetry has won many prizes, including the prestigious ‘Orbis International’.
In Fit for Human Consumption his astute, sometimes humorous, comments on life and lives come together in warm, intimate and beautifully phrased poems.
A book you will love to read – and read again.
Ian Walton was born in Leicester in 1951. Expelled from the City of Leicester Boys’ School at the age of 12 he continued his education at a local Secondary school.
At 17 he joined the Merchant Navy and travelled extensively while working as a cook. The rest of his life has included – Editorship of several Leisure Magazines, running his own business, and selling advertising.
Ian has lived in many areas of Britain, from Devon to the highlands of Scotland, including a spell in London (with his wife and daughter) as a homeless family.