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Bloomsday

Bloomsday 2014 (Monday, June 16)

The twenty-sixth annual celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses. All readings free and open to the public…bring a copy of Ulysses and read along…

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 10:00 AM Crazy Mocha Cafe
4525 Liberty Avenue
BLOOMFIELD
We begin with Telemachos as “Stately plump Buck Mulligan” ascends the stairs of the Martello Tower in Sandycove, looks out over the “snotgreen sea”, and the events of Bloomsday are set in motion…
 11:30 AM Homewood Cemetery
South Dallas & Aylesboro Avenue
Point Breeze
Reading from Hades we'll accompany "poor Paddy Dignam” on his final journey to Glasnevin Cemetery with gossip and memories and dreams of immortality...
 1:00 PM Murphy's Tap Room
1106 South Braddock Avenue
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...”
 3:30 PM The Carnegie Library
4400 Forbes Avenue
Oakland
Steer a safe path through Scylla and Charybdis with John Eglinton the "Quaker librarian" and talk of Hamnet Shakespeare and Hamlet's ghost at the National Library where Dedalus and Bloom pass each other, unnoticed...
 6:00 PM The Map Room
1126 South Braddock Avenue
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...
 8:30 PM  The Map Room And finally, from her jingling brass bed, Molly Bloom, her Leopold/Ulysses returned from his wanderings, draws us into Penelope, her ‘amplitudinous curvilinear' stream-of-consciousness soliloquy to bring Bloomsday to a close with its final, great, life-affirming “Yes.”