The Literary Society?
Trinity Literary Society is the student society in Trinity College Dublin that caters to the interests of students and staff who enjoy prose, poetry, literature, creative writing and all other such things.
The Society was founded in 1985 as a branch of the English Speaking Union. With the ESU all but defunct, in 1996 students took over the society with the aim of turning it into a dedicated literary society. The Society was granted permission to adopt its present name and function in the autumn of 1998.
Who We Are and What We Do
Our constitution states our aim as ‘to kindle and encourage a love of literature and writing’. Our membership is open to any student of Trinity College Dublin, as is use of our society room between the hours of 12pm-2pm. Any member is entitled to borrow from the society library.
The society runs a variety of events throughout the year such as writing workshops,book clubs, poetry slams, open readings and guest speakers. It has been publishing a collection of members work since 1997, which is now titled The Attic.
The Society also ran the first Trinity Literary Festival in 2010. It continues to expand the scope of its activities to cater to the varied interests of all the students of the college. The society actively encourages new members to join in and participate in all its events and workings, so if you’re not sure if you’re good enough, then we want you here!
In short, we like books.