Kurt Barling talks about his latest books on 30th June at 3pm

Kurt Barling talks about his latest books on 30th June at 3pm

Acclaimed academic, journalist and author, Kurt Barling will be talking about journalism and his book, the 'R' word that explores his experience of racism in Britain today. 

The 'R' Word explores a changing country in a changing world, and our relationship with notions of race and racism, examining a paradox at the heart of anti-racism. By adopting the language of the oppressor to liberate the oppressed, are we paralyzing ourselves with the language inherited from raciology, race, and racism? Is it yet possible to step out of our skins and leave the color behind?

Alex Woolf Will Be Running A Workshop on Saturday 30th June at 2pm

Alex Woolf Will Be Running A Workshop on Saturday 30th June at 2pm

Saturday 30th June at 2pm
Upstairs at the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS

Published children and young adult author, Alex Woolf offers some top tips and advice on writing.

Alex Woolf has worked in children’s publishing for almost twenty years. His career as a professional author began in 2001, writing children’s non-fiction and, later, fiction for children and young adults. In that time, he has written anywhere between 80 and 100 books, including six novels under his own name and six under a pseudonym. He has also written five stories for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. His novel Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall was one of Lovereading4kids’ books of the year in 2013 and his horror novel Soul Shadows has been shortlisted for the 2014 Red Book Award. Alex is based in Southgate, North London.

Alan Gibbons will be reading from his book 'The Trap' on Sunday 30th June at 1pm

Alan Gibbons will be reading from his book 'The Trap' on Sunday 30th June at 1pm

Award winning national children's author Alan Gibbons talks about his new book "Trap", exploring how 'change' impacts on his characters from ‘The Trap.’ A teen thriller about espionage, a missing brother and the ever-raging war on terror. Alan Gibbons has been writing children's books for twenty three years. He is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2000 'The book I couldn't put down' for his best-selling book Shadow of the Minotaur.

Inaugural Enfield Literary Festival Hailed A Success

Inaugural Enfield Literary Festival Hailed A Success

29th January, Enfield, London Local and internationally acclaimed writers led the literary way this weekend at the first ever Enfield Literary Festival.

Hackney-born author and screenwriter, Catherine Johnson, lined up alongside the likes of children’s author Alex Woolf from Palmers Green. They were just two of a plethora of writers giving an insight in to their world and encouraging attendees to celebrate the wealth of local literary talent.

The festival gave school children and aspiring authors a chance to hone their writing skills and ask questions during a series of talks and workshops. It is the brainchild of Martin Russo, founder and editor of Entwo for Enfield, a new website rejoicing in all that is cultural in north London.

Celebrating the Borough’s Literary History with an Interactive Day of Workshops and Lectures

Celebrating the Borough’s Literary History with an Interactive Day of Workshops and Lectures

1st Enfield Literary Festival 27th January

Celebrating the Borough’s Literary History with an Interactive Day of Workshops and Lectures

9th January, Enfield, London: 2018 sees the first Enfield Literary Festival, which celebrates the borough’s rich cultural and literary heritage. Taking place on 27th January 2018 at the Edmonton Green Library “Reading Books with Catherine Johnson and Alex Woolf” will start at 10:00am and finish at 5:00pm.

The day will be a series of lectures and workshops which start at £5 per person / £3 per person concession, per event, or £22 per person / £20 per person concession, for the whole day.  The event has been funded by the Arts Council England which supports Enfield’s bid to be London Borough of Culture in 2019.

There will be 4 speakers at the event: Catherine Johnson, Alex Woolf, Dr Katy Beavers and Martin Russo. Each will focus on a different subject.