Since we won’t be posting on Saturday, allow us to take this time to wish you a happy Bloomsday: Ahem … HAPPY BLOOMSDAY! Now with that out of the way, some of you may be wondering what Bloomsday actually is. It’s simple: Bloomsday is the yearly celebration of all things James Joyce (but especially Ulysses), and every year, The Rosenbach hosts a free, all-day reading of the book.
This year’s celebration is going down from noon to 7 PM, at The Rosenbach (2008-2010 Delancey Place), and will feature passages read by Frank Delaney (writer, broadcaster, BBC host and Booker Prize Judge), the Honorable Noel Kilkenney (Consul General of Ireland), Joan Smith (Huffington Post Cultural Editor), and … er, our own Joey Sweeney. And hey, if you’ve got that copy of Ulysses sitting on the shelf that you’ve always meant to read, bring it and follow along. We’re all in this together.
You can see the whole list of readers here, and if you need a refresher on Bloomsday, head to Bloomsday 101 at Fergie’s tonight and take a tour of the Rosenbach’s collection of Irish authors on Friday.