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 in Bray, Ireland begins in the morning at the childhood home of James Joyce, and concludes in the Ballroom of the Royal Hotel. 

Contact Shane Rowan to find out more about Bloomsday in Bray. 
above: video of a performance during Bloomsday in Bray 2010
Bloomsday in Melbourne is a mini-festival held every year on 16 June, and sometimes on the surrounding days. It celebrates James Joyce's novel Ulysses – its humour, its challenge to rethink the world, its experimentalism.
It aims to show that Ulysses is for everyone. Each year, we explore a different aspect of Ulysses. This is done using theatre, a seminar and (chatting over) dinner with readings or a song or both.
full troupe during Bloomsday in Melbourne (2011) photo credit: Maireid Sullivan
The Galway Arms host an annual reading
from James Joyce’s Ulysses
sponsored by Puddin’head Press

Saturday, June 16, 2012 (7-9 p.m.)
$5.00 donation at the door

Presenting fifteen excerpts from the book that The Modern Library ranked first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, the two-hour presentation will encapsulate the events of 16 June 1904 as experienced by Stephen Dedalus, Leopold and Molly Bloom, and a host of other characters from James Joyce’s Dublin.  As in previous years, the emcee for the evening will be Chicago playwright and novelist Jeff Helgeson, and the readings will feature a number of local actors, as well as authors whose works have been published by Puddin’head Press.  

Voted “Best Irish Pub” in 2010 by City’s Best Chicago, The Galway Arms is the ideal setting for the 8th annual Bloomsday reading sponsored by Puddin’head Press.

The Galway Arms, second floor
2442 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois

Contact Jeffrey Helgeson for more information.