BOOKWORMS and budding writers are invited to join a literary paradise when Barry library holds a mammoth author’s day on Saturday, June 28.

More than 25 authors are due to attend where they will be available to chat and talk about their work and writing.

Barry library, customer service manager Alison Singleton said: “The theme of the day is to get as many authors who wish to come to mix with other authors and the public-to bring along their books so they can be sold on the day and signed

“We would like to look on this day as a chance for event organisers to be able to approach authors to discuss possible bookings for reading and workshops in the future. Most of the authors do workshops, so this would be a great opportunity to network amongst them.”

One of the authors attending will be romance novelist Evonne Wareham, of Barry Island.

The PhD student won the Romantic Novelists' Association’s Joan Hessayon new novelist's award for her book Never Coming Home as well as an Award of Excellence and a National Readers' Choice award in the US.

Out of Sight Out of Mind - her second book - came out last year and she is hoping to produce an e-book novella later this summer.

Evonne said: “I'm looking forward to the event in Barry library. I hope people will take the opportunity to drop in and meet the many local authors who will be there. It will be an excellent chance to find out about all the different books we produce and maybe discover something new. There will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed. And maybe a few authors will be persuaded to read from their work. It should be a fun day.”

The event runs from 10.30am.