in the New York Supreme Court Building
Friday, June 15, 2012 (noon-2 p.m.)
New York Supreme Court Building
60 Centre Street
New York, NY
James Joyce did not just give us one of the greatest works of world literature, Ulysses, celebrated worldwide on the day it memorialized, June 16, 2012. He also gave us a landmark ruling in U.S. First Amendment jurisprudence. This year, the Irish American Bar Association of New York holds its fourth annual Bloomsday celebration on June 15, 2012 (one day before the actual Bloomsday), celebrating Joyce’s contribution to the principle of free speech. Keynote speaker, the Hon. Adrian Hardiman, Justice of the Irish Supreme Court, will deliver the John Quinn Memorial Address, named after the famed Irish-American lawyer who represented Joyce’s publishers in their criminal prosecution for obscenity. His address will be followed by a re-enactment of the 1921 trial in which the publishers were convicted and fined $50 each.
| |The event also features readings from Ulysses. This event has been over-subscribed in its first three years, and is one of the most unique and memorable Bloomsday celebrations you will experience.
This event is free. Please RSVP to Domhnall O'Cathain: email@example.com.
Paris, 1923. Ford Madox Ford, publisher of the transatlantic review; James Joyce; Ezra Pound; and John Quinn, the New York lawyer who defended the Little Review when they were prosecuted for publishing Ulysses in 1921.
Photo: John Quinn Memorial Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, The New York Public Library.
| |12th Annual Rattlin’ of the Joists: Celebratingthe Life and Work of James Joycewith the Bloomsday Celebrationat the Irish American Heritage CenterSaturday, June 16 (8pm)Donations accepted.Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.Chicago, IL 60630
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Celebrate the life and works of writer James Joyce with the Irish American Heritage Center’s annual Bloomsday Celebration, Rattlin’ of the Joists this June. Josephine Craven directs.
The annual event includes performances with readings, music and song, presented by notables from Chicago’s theatre and music community, including Brad Armacost, Brendan Gregg, Vera Kelly, Brigid Duffy Gerace, Kevin Cassidy and Mark Piekarz.
| |On June 16, 1904, writer James Joyce met his future wife, Nora Barnacle and immortalized the date in his monumental epic, Ulysses. Modern Joyce aficionados have denoted June 16 "Bloomsday"; a day set aside throughout the world to honor the great man and his controversial and thought-provoking works.
The 12th annual Rattlin’ of the Joists is Saturday, June 16 at 8pm at the IAHC and is a benefit for the IAHC. Donations are accepted. For more information, call the IAHC 773-282-7035.
Programming at the Irish American Heritage Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from The Illinois Arts Council, CityArts grants, from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Humanities Council.
The Irish American Heritage Center, which occupies an 86,000 square foot building on the City's northwest side, near Wilson Avenue and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, fosters the practice, study and celebration of Irish, Celtic, and Irish-American cultural traditions. For more information, call 773-282-7035, or visit www.irish-american.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 June.
B) Listeners: Come along and join in the fun (all day if you like).
| |Bloomsday: Readingsfrom James Joyce’s Ulysses
Thursday, June 14 (5 p.m.)Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library60 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!
Image of James Joyce.
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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.
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!"