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.