Classes & Workshops

Sign up to one of LitSoc’s fantastic reading groups or creative writing workshops, which meet regularly throughout term. In addition, keep your eye on our events calendar for once-off workshops and lectures on diverse aspects of literature and writing.

Writing Workshops

Enquire at literary@csc.tcd.ie for openings in our creative writing classes.

Beginners & Intermediate

For those new to creative writing. Workshops will include plenty of in-class exercises and short-form writing, with a goal of increasing members’ comfort with sharing their work. Email Fergus at menendef@tcd.ie

Advanced

For those already confident in their writing ability, and comfortable with receiving critiques. Members will likely have an ambition of publication in the future, and classes will be divided between prompts and examining extracts of members’ own work. Please note that we require a writing sample for admission into Advanced Creative writing. Email Sarah at armstrsa@tcd.ie

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The Atelier

If you would like some extra assistance in developing your writing, join LitSoc’s Atelier facebook group (facebook.com/groups/TheTrinityLitsocAtelier/). The Atelier seeks to create a vibrant creative community within the college. You can share extracts of your work and receive critiques and advice from other members. Also, watch out for updates of in-person meetups and literary lock-ins, for evenings of productivity and literary charm.

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Reading Groups

The Ironically Titled Jane Austen Book Club

Do you love Jane Austen? Do you kinda like her? Do you have THOUGHTS on any of her books? Do you just feel really strongly about the 2005 Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice vs the BBC mini series debate? Any level of familiarity (from love for one book/one adaptation to love for anything and everything) is welcome! If you want to join, email Carol through the Litsoc email!

Harry Potter Critical Reading Group

More description coming soon! If that can't wait, email Ffion at jamesf@tcd.ie

Read In Group

More description coming soon! If that can't wait, email Caoimhe at brennc29@tcd.ie

Mythology Group

More description coming soon! If that can't wait, email Hannah at keatingh@tcd.ie

Fanfiction Group

More description coming soon! If that can't wait, email Ffion at jamesf@tcd.ie

Magic Realism Group

More description coming soon! If that can't wait, email Fergus at menendef@tcd.ie

Playwriting Group

Less of a class, more of a discussion group for like minded tormented souls. We'll be talking about how to write for different media and formats, reading each others work, asking what to do with scripts once you've written them, and pondering the very nature of dramatic writing itself. This group is open to anyone - maybe you've never written plays before, or maybe you have, or maybe you just want to come along for the coffee. If you'd like to sign up email Colm at higginc3@tcd.ie