Bloomsday 2017 (Friday, June 16)

The twenty-ninth annual celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses. All readings free and open to the public…bring a copy of Ulysses and read along…
 10:00 AM
NORTH SIDE
La Prima Espresso
Nova Place
100 S. Commons
(formerly Allegheny Commons)
Bloomsday 2017 begins with Telemachos as “Stately plump Buck Mulligan” ascends the stairs of the Martello Tower in Sandycove, looks out over th
 1:00 PM    MURPHY'S TAP ROOM
1106 S. Braddock Ave.
Regent Square
In Laestrygonians pause with Bloom in Davy Bryne’s “moral pub” as he eats "strips of sandwich, fresh, clean bread" and “Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed...”

 5:30 PM THE MAP ROOM
1126 S. Braddock Ave.
Regent Square
In Cyclops the Citizen and his mangy mongrel Garryowen wait "for what the sky would drop in the way of drink" and politics, patriotism, religion and Bloom are the targets of his vitriolic verbosity...

 8:00 PM  THE MAP ROOM
1126 S. Braddock Ave.,
Regent Square
The evening and night belong to Joyce’s women… Gerty McDowell, Bloom and the fireworks ignite Sandymount Strand in Nausica, and from her jingling brass bed in Eccles Street, Molly Bloom, her Leopold/Ulysses returned from his wanderings, draws us into Penelope, her ‘amplitudinous curvilinear' stream-of-consciousness soliloquy with its final, great, life-affirming, "Yes."