Trinity Literary Festival
THE SECOND ANNUAL TRINITY LITERARY FESTIVAL!
Monday 20th February- Friday 24th February
The Trinity Literary Festival is a campus wide week of literary extravaganza! A diverse array of events to cater to the interests of everyone, bibliophile or novice, fanatic or tentative passer-by! From workshops and open mic nights to readings from acclaimed authors and industry experts!
The Festival culminates in the gala launch of this years edition of The Attic, the LitSoc’s compilation of its members work for the year. And best of all, it’s all free, open and welcome to everyone! Check out of schedule of events below and be sure to get involved.
MONDAY 20th – Food and Drink Day
15:00 – 17:00 MAD HATTER TEA PARTY @ ROSE GARDEN (refreshments provided)
A jaunty day event to start off the festival, tea and cakes will be provided as well as a sampling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and other childrens works to set the scene. As always, everyone is encouraged to bring their own readings and fancy dress is positively expected! Don’t be late, this is a very important date.
18:00 – 20:00 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP @ 3137 (refreshments provided)
Our regular creative writing workshop will be Food & Drink themed in honour of the day that’s in it, and will be open to anyone who wants to come along and sample! This might be where you get that gem of sage advice on your writing that makes everything finally click, so don’t miss out!
TUESDAY 21st – International Day
14:00 – 15:00 INTERNATIONAL READING @ 4017 – With the French Society! (refreshments)
This event will involve readings of various prose and poetry in languages other than English, including the native languages of many of our speakers! An interesting opportunity to appreciate many classic texts in their original forms. Those involved are encouraged to bring their own readings!
18:00 – 19:45 POETRY IN TRANSLATION; READING AND DISCUSSION
@Room M21 , Museum Building
A discussion event looking at the concept of translation and how it affects literature across German, French, Russian, Latin, Greek, Italian
Spanish and many more!
20:00 – 21:30 NICHOLAS GRENE PRESENTS HIS BOOK OF MEMOIRS
NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT; AN AMERICAN-IRISH CHILDHOOD
@ SYNGE THEATRE
Professor Nicholas Grene is a renowned academic and acclaimed writer in the School of English. His memoir charts an unlikely and fascinating journey, transplanted from Illinois to rural Co.Wicklow in the 1950′s, through boarding school, life in Belfast and eventually Trinity College. A genuine and eloquent man, the reading from his recently launched memoir will be one of the most fascinating events of the festival.
WEDNESDAY 22nd – Short Works Day
14:00 – 15:00 BLACKOUT POETRY @ LITSOC ROOM HOUSE 6 (refreshments provided)
Blackout poetry involves taking newspaper articles, magazines and other factual writing and blacking out words selectively to create original poetry. Come along and try it out yourself! All poetry produced has a chance of ending up as Members’ Work on the LitSoc Website!
20:00 – 23:30 SPEAKEASY @ JAMES TONER’S PUB, BAGGOT STREET
As a part of Litfest this year, our flagship Open Reading event, Speakeasy returns for our biggest reading yet!
Absolutely EVERYTHING will be read and appreciated: prose, poetry, drama, music or anything else you can think of! As Wednesday is our “Short Works” them day, we’d really love some flash fiction (for an example of what we mean check out the Guardian’s page on it here:http://www.guardian.co.uk/
This is going to be wonderful fun so make sure to drop down and bring a few friends; it’s free, sure! And if you’ve never been to one come down to try something new.
THURSDAY 23rd – Dystopia Day
13:00 – 14:30 ORWELL’S 1984; READING AND DISCUSSION @ LITSOC ROOM HOUSE 6 (refreshments provided)
A reading of the classic dystopian text envisioning a world where Big Brother sees all, war is eternal and thought itself is controlled through eliminating language one word at a time. Discussion after, biscuits included.
17:00 – 19:00 WHAT IS DYSTOPIA? OPEN DISCUSSION WITH NORA PELIZZARI @ 4017 (refreshments provided)
A discussion session with dystopia expert and School of English tutor, Nora Pelizzari. What is dystopia? Could it happen? and if it did, what would that mean for all the books? Come along and have your say.
FRIDAY 24th – The Past, Memoirs and Letters Day
13:00 – 14:00 OLD SCHOOL; THE MOST AWFUL EARLY WRITINGS OF THE BEST WRITERS @ LITSOC ROOM HOUSE 6 (refreshments provided)
A light-hearted reading of some of the most lurid, disgusting, badly written and purple prose from the early days of those who would later be the greatest writers in the English language.
16:00 – 17:00 LITERARY LETTER READING @ LITSOC ROOM HOUSE 6 (refreshments provided)
A reading of correspondence between famous literary figures on their work, life and how they were generally better writers than each other.
18:00 – 20:00 ATTIC LAUNCH AND CLOSING RECEPTION @ GSU COMMON ROOM
The climax of this week of literary goodness, a gala launch of this year’s snazzy edition of our very own LitSoc publication, The Attic! A compilation of painstakingly selected members work, this closing reception will be the perfect full stop on the festival’s figurative opus! Seriously, Refreshments Provided