Hello hello hello!
As you may have noticed our new academic year is approaching with alarming alacrity (and alliteration, apparently), and with it comes the promise of another year of larks with your local Literary Society (probably overdoing the alliteration, stopping now). We’re really looking forward to getting reacquainted with all of our members and we can’t wait to meet some new friends!
Speaking of fresh faces, if you’ve stumbled across this website as someone going into first year (or even just as one who hasn’t been involved with the society before) I would implore you not to be in the slightest bit apprehensive about coming up to us during Fresher’s week (or any other time!). We’ll have a very obvious looking stand in Parliament Square, where you can become a member for only €3, or you can pop up to us in our library at the top of House 6 (check it out here) for some free tea, coffee, biscuits, comfy couches, books and friendly people! Can’t wait to see you!
We also have some lovely events planned for you guys! Starting on Tuesday at 3:30 we will be throwing a birthday bash for September born authors (I’ve tried getting in touch with T.S. Elliot but he hasn’t replied). The event will be taking place in the delicious KC Peaches of Nassau St., they’ve also offered to give some free tea and coffee, along with tasty treats, to anyone who comes! Nom.
Then on Wednesday at 7:00 in Chaplins on Hawkins St. we’re having one of our Speakeasy events! If you’ve never been then allow me to explain, at a Speakeasy anyone (that’s you) can read anything they like to the collected listeners (also you), this can be something you’ve written or even just a piece you really enjoy. There’s also breaks between readings so everyone can have a nice chat and usually a bit of music at some point too. This year we’re going to be starting a new tradition of getting local established writers to read work too, this week Graham Tugwell of Trinity’s School of English will be gracing us with his presence, check him out!
Finally on Friday morning we’ll be screening Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the Swift Theatre in the Arts Block from 11:00, helping you guys to recover from any late night reading you’ve been up to with the film and some food! If you don’t come then we’ll just have to eat everything ourselves, no one wants that.
The Lit Soc Fresh Princes