Bloomsday Event Calendar by jjqblog
May 31, 2013, 10:48 AM
Filed under: Events, Exhibits & Displays

If you’re looking for a Joyce event in your area or want to know where to go for Bloomsday 2013, Dublin’s James Joyce Centre has a calendar full of events for this year’s festivities.  Click here to view the calendar.


Global Bloomsday by jjqblog
May 20, 2013, 10:53 AM
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The James Joyce Centre in Dublin is ramping up its Bloomsday festivities this year with Global Bloomsday.  The Centre has organized a livestreamed, worldwide reading of Ulysses that will begin on Saturday June 15th (GMT) and last until midnight on Sunday June 16th (GMT).  Twenty-five cities from four continents are involved.  The program is currently being finalized, but each city will read a portion of the book and then pass it off to another.  The O’Brien Press has recently published a special edition of Ulysses, called the Dublin Illustrated Edition, that each reader across the world will use for the reading.  Stay tuned to the Global Bloomsday website for the finalized program and a link to the livestream.

The Works of Master Poldy by jjqblog
May 3, 2013, 8:29 AM
Filed under: People, Publications

The Liberate Ulysses collaborative, the people who brought you Ulysses on twitter for Bloomsday 2012, have embarked on another project for this year’s festivities.  Jamie Murphy and Steve Cole are publishing The Works of Master Poldy, a collection of the sayings, aphorisms, and wisdom of Leopold Bloom.  The book will be published by the letterpress printer, Savage Press who specialize in art books and hand-print their products using both metal and wooden type.  To read more about the book and its production click here.  Murphy and Cole are raising funds to help with the publication process and you can follow the twitter stream here and donate here.

Chamber Music Art Exhibit in Seattle by jjqblog
May 2, 2013, 8:35 AM
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Through May 5th, Seattle’s Frye Museum is hosting a unique exhibit inspired by Joyce’s Chamber Music.  The exhibit consists of 36 paintings done by different artists to correspond with each poem in the collection.  However, instead of merely reading the poem, the artists created their work in response to music inspired by the individual poems.  In addition to the artworks themselves, the Frye is also providing museum-goers with access to other work the artists have done, including academic, curatorial, and theoretical items.  The full exhibit description can be accessed here.