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. 
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.