Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Saturday, 16 June 2012 (noon-10pm)

Culture Club, G/F, 15 Elgin Street, SoHo

Admission: HK$50


The Hong Kong International Literary Festival plans to hold a 10-hour session of readings from James Joyce's Ulysses. There will also be Joyce music, Joyce chat, Jameson whiskey sponsored by Pernod Ricard, prizes ... and much more!

We are organizing this festival to celebrate Joyce's work and to raise funds to sponsor writers to come to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (5 to 14 October 2012).

How (can I take part)?
A) Readers: 20 readers will each read a section of the book for up to 20 minutes. Sponsored readers need to raise HK$2,000 (...four friends, a brown note each?). If possible bring along your own copy of Ulysses (Penguin edition), but we'll have a few copies on hand. If you want to reserve a place to read, email events@festival.org.hk by 5 June.

B) Listeners: Come along and join in the fun (all day if you like). 

 
 
Bloomsday: Readings
from James Joyce’s Ulysses

Thursday, June 14 (5 p.m.)


Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

The Bloomsday Committee invites you to celebrate Ulysses with this much-beloved annual reading of passages from James Joyce’s masterpiece. The Irish Consul will introduce the evening and read the opening passage. Bring your copy of the great work and follow along as snippets from ten chapters are interpreted by a variety of readers. We’ll travel through Dublin from the top of the Martello Tower to Sandymount Strand to Barney Kiernan’s pub and to Hades and back! 

This program is free and no reservations are required. Click here to find out more, and you can email marynellmurphy@mac.com
for more info. 
Image of James Joyce.
Midwest MS Butcher, Bx. 41, Fl.#1727

 
 
The University of Victoria is launching the Modernist Versions Project (MVP) on June 15, 2012 with a celebration at Peacock Billiards in Victoria, B.C. In time for Bloomsday we will also be revealing our #yearofulysses YOU campaign. 
Follow the Modernist Versions Project on Twitter, and check out the MVP's photography contest on Pinterest and Facebook
Janine Utell reading Ulysses. Click here to see Eve Arnold's photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses (Long Island, New York, 1955). 
 
 
Bloomsday Montreal, Thursday June 14 – Saturday June 16On June 16th, Montrealers celebrate Bloomsday, the date made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses, with an all-day roster of activities. Anyone interested in Ulysses, Joyce, or things Irish, please mark June 16 on your calendar! Festivities will be held all over the city, including McGill University, the McCord Museum, Atwater Library, and many of the city’s Irish pubs.

Bloomsday 2012 Montreal’s aim is to unite Montrealers with enthusiasts staging Bloomsday events in more than 60 other cities around the world.




Events from June 14-16 include: Music of all types, storytelling and dramatization, dancing, talks on James Joyce, films on Bloomsday and the Irish, a Ulysses/Joyce trivia contest, and public readings of Ulysses in many of the languages of Montreal’s cultural communities. This event will be an occasion to celebrate the universality of this great novel, both its themes and the people who love it.

Visit the Bloomsday Montreal web page for more information. 
 
 
BLOOMSDAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

June 16 (7.30-10.30pm)

Thirsty Dog Tavern
Karangahape Rd
Auckland, New Zealand


The first ever Māori Stephen Dedalus will be appearing in this year's Bloomsday celebrations in New Zealand. George Henare, from the tribes of Ngati Porou and Ngati Hine, is one of the most distinguished actors in the country. He has performed in film and television, but he is best known for his stage work.
photo of George Henare

He's in for a busy night. Not only is he playing Stephen Dedalus but he is also doubling up -- trebling, in fact -- as Gerty MacDowell and Bella Cohen. 
Hershal Herscher and Linn Lorkin
in front of the Thirsty Dog Tavern

Bloomsday in Auckland is the only Hiberno-Hebrew Bloomsday in the world, with Bloom played by New Yorker Hershal Herscher and klezmer music provided by the Jews Brothers Band. 

Jews Brothers' Bloomsday: a night of quick change and fast music!


Email dean@pl.net for more info. 

 
 
Bloomsday in Saratov 2012. Rejoice!

Irish Rejoicing dedicated to Ulysses written by James Joyce

Ladies and gentlemen!
• If you are enamoured with literature and James Joyce and all thro’ your life you’ve been craving to fete good and proper Bloomsday -- videlicet a frivolous rejoicing of Leopold Bloom correlated with the Novel’s events 
• If your life lacks hot times in the jolly clique of poetry saturnalias, juicy adventures and other follies.
• If you want to visit the city if kind hearts and big shoulders -- Dublin -- embodied artistically on paper by a remarkable Saratov artist or just visually as some artefacts kindly provided by Sergey Khoruzhiy. 


Go on the razzle-dazzle! Rejoice in the honour of James Joyce!

The great hedonistic feast of arts, love and life!

On June 16 we’re going to have something EPIC! We need you – participants, assistants and funders. Audience is organised by previous appointment. Don’t hesitate!

*+ grilled pork kidneys, scrotumtightening sea of Irish alcohol and lots of other interesting things inspired by the novel Ulysses by James Joyce

artwork by Natasha Krassilnikova

Saturday, June 16, 5 pm

On permanent display: artworks by Natasha Krassilnikova, Julia Krassilnikova and Vasiliy Ryumshin

5 pm - Bombastic Bloomsday Speech

5:30 pm – Bloomsday Ulysses Readings

6 pm – Juice Ulysses U.P.: A stage performance of readings

7 pm – Poetry readings

8 pm – Music, please:
• Irish folk dances from Mariya Melkova's studio        
• classical music from The New Music Theatre                
• blues jam from The Joyride                
• a mini-gig of the band "Igra v biser"

9 pm – Prose readings; Russian translations of Joyce’s ribald letters


10 pm – Bloomsday Mystery Horseplay (with audience participation)


2 am – afterparty: time for dinner and ale


Email Sergey Zotov  for more info. 

vk.com/zotow

 
 
A BIG book is read (again) in little Baraboo!

The citizenry of Baraboo, WI (assisted by tourists and regional guests) will read James Joyce's novel Ulysses beginning at 8 am on Saturday June 16, 2012 in their 9th annual celebration of Bloomsday.

The entire book will be read aloud with everyone taking 1/2 hour turns at the 20th Century's most influential (and quite possibly its best) novel. As long as there is someone available to read, the event continues on. Organizers expect to complete the reading sometime on Monday, June 18.

This will be the 9th year that Ulysses is read in Baraboo, a small city of 12,000 nestled in the beautiful and ancient Baraboo Bluffs in Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Participants include city officials, college students, business owners, grandmas, campers from nearby Devils Lake, state politicians, news reporters, factory workers, and farmers. Special Joyce buttons and a celebratory 90th birthday cake will be offered to all intrepid participants.

This year, the event will again raise funds for the Baraboo Literacy Council. 

"We grew up on The Wisconsin Idea here. Significant cultural events are not just the property of large urban areas or even the 'educated'. Reading Ulysses aloud with friends, neighbors, the local principal, and the family dentist pretty much sums up what we're about" says event organizer Annie Randall of the Village Booksmith (a used bookstore with many free cultural events) where the reading takes place. "Besides, after 8 years of listening to Joyce's marvelous prose, we're starting to actually get it!" 


For more information, call 608-355-1001. 

villagebooksmith.com
 
 
31st Annual Marathon Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

MUSIC IN BLOOM!

Hosted and Staged by Isaiah Sheffer

Symphony Space in partnership with the Irish Arts Center

Saturday, June 16 -- 7pm until after midnight

There’s no better way to greet summer than with Symphony Space’s 31st annual BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY, celebrating the life, love, and language in James Joyce's ULYSSES.  This year we pay tribute to the music and songs throughout Ulysses with “Music in Bloom.”  For the first time in Bloomsday on Broadway history, listen to a reading of the entire “Sirens” episode with full performances of the music central to the drama. 
Broadway star DAVID MARGULIES performs the role of Mr. Bloom and director-host ISAIAH SHEFFER narrates.  And, of course, no Bloomsday on Broadway would be complete without FIONNULA FLANAGAN bringing down the house with the final “yes” of the entire uncensored Molly Bloom monologue. 


Tickets:  $25; Members $20;

UNDER 30 (with ID) only $15

Visit the Irish Arts Center website to find out more. 
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A Bloomsday performance happens during the 2012 What You Will Festival of Improvised Music. Click here to find out more about the performers, audio recordings and photos. 
photo of a sculpture by Dale Johnson
& What You Will Festival location (2011)
photo credit: Dan Focht
 
 

Bloomsday in Santa Maria
June 16, 2012

Centro Cultural CESMA
(10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Ponto de Cinema
(3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)

Cooperativa de Estudantes de Santa MariaPonto de Cinema, and Aguinaldo Medici Severino co-present Bloomsday 2012 in Santa Maria, Brazil. This will be the 19th annual Bloomsday celebration presented in Santa Maria.