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.

Martin said, “I was delighted to get the funding from the Arts Council to support this Enfield literary project. To have the combination of going into schools and being in Edmonton Green Library has been a great way to start to develop the engagement around writing, literature and reading.”

Head of Culture at Enfield Council, Paul Everitt said, “Enfield has extraordinary festivals because of the extraordinary local people here who make things happen and Martin Russo is one of those extraordinary people. We’re so lucky that he started a literary festival which we so desperately needed.”

Plans for further Enfield Literary Festivals are in the making for April and June this year and will be posted on the Entwo website in due course.

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Images supplied:

  1. Catherine Johnson during a workshop with year five children at Latymer All Saints primary school, Edmonton

  2. Alex Woolf during his talk

  3. Attendees taking part in a writing exercise during a workshop


Catherine Johnson is an award-winning children’s author and screenwriter, having worked on Holby City, Rough Crossings with Simon Schama and the 2004 film Bullet Boy to name but a few.

Alex Woolf is a specialist in history and science and writes fiction and non-fiction for children aged nine and upwards.