Book lovers can head to a literary festival to celebrate the joys of reading with book talks, lectures and workshops.

The Enfield Literary Festival will run on Saturday, January 27 at Edmonton Green Library.

It starts with 10 minute 1-to1 sessions with author and writer Catherine Johnson at 10am until 11am on creative writing.

Catherine, who penned A Nest of Vipers, Sawbones, The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, Blade and Bone, will follow the sessions with a talk on the subject at 11.15am.

Edmonton author Alex Woolf will lead a workshop on creative writing at 1pm for 45 minutes.

At 2pm, Mr Woolf will speak about his love for history and science, explaining how his passion has helped in his storytelling.

Dr Katy Beavers, of The Charles Lamb Society, will present a lecture on the siblings called Charles and Mary Lamb – Idolisation, Inspiration and Insanity at 3pm.

The day concludes with a talk by the founder and editor of Entwo for Enfield, Martin Russo.

His talk will pose the question of whether the rise of digital media, blogs and hyper-local journalism has enriched local media.

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