Children’s Literature Summer School

Following the Government’s decision on 12 March to close Colleges until April 19 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re holding off on fixing dates for the 2020 Children’s Literature Summer School just now. A decision about dates for the summer school will be taken when the College reopens.  We’re hopeful that we will have a summer school and that we’ll be able to open registration soon!

See here for further information on Trinity College Dublin’s response to COVID-19.




The children’s literature summer school gives you the chance to examine key aspects of children’s literature, to deepen your knowledge, and enhance your appreciation of texts for young readers.

The summer school is taught through lectures, which open up key areas for investigation, and workshops which give participants the opportunity to examine and discuss specific texts and to test a variety of approaches to children’s books. Staff will guide you through critical material and show you how familiar books can still surprise and delight us.

The programme also includes a special tour of Trinity’s old library, and a hands-on session with the Pollard Collection of Children’s Literature – a vast collection of over 10,000 children’s books.

The summer school will be of special interest to teachers, students, librarians, educationalists and children’s literature enthusiasts.





The Children’s Literature Summer School will take place in the Trinity Research in Social Science seminar room on the 6th floor of the arts building.

Click on this interactive map of the campus to find your way around.





Tickets for the summer school are €150 (€100 student tickets).



You won’t be expected to do any particular preparation in advance of the lectures or workshops. You will be provided with all necessary materials at registration.