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Paisley Book Festival: Writer-in-Residence 2023

Apply by 12pm on Wednesday 31st August 2022 for this 5-month writer’s residency.

Following two successful years of the Writer-in-Residence position, Paisley Book Festival are pleased to once again be inviting submissions from an experienced writer to be their Writer-in-Residence for the 2023 Festival. The Writer in Residence at the Paisley Book Festival presents an opportunity for a mid-career writer to engage creatively with the festivals’ remit, programme and themes, and to use their skills and experience to support the work and passions of local reading and writing groups. One of the main aims of this role is to work with local communities and help them reach wider audiences.

The Writer-in-Residence will be contracted on a part-time fixed term contract for 5 months, from Monday 3rd October 2022 until Monday 6th March 2023, with an expected commitment of approximately 35 days applied based on the needs of the Festival and those of the successful candidate.

The Writer-in-Residence will be paid a set fee of £10,000 for the residency, paid in monthly instalments of £2000 on receipt of invoice. Equates to a daily rate of approximately £286 for 35 days.

To learn more and apply, visit the Paisley Book Festival website.