TODAY IS JAMES JOYCE’S BIRTHDAY
Joyce was born February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland and as author of Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake, proved himself one of the greatest writers in literary history.
“Joyce is always in my mind, I carry him everywhere with me.” – Salman Rushdie
“To call this man angry is too temperate a word, he was volcanic.” – Edna O’Brien
“Joyce has a most goddamn wonderful book.” – Jack Kerouac
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce
FIFTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL BLOOMSDAY MONTRÉAL
SAVE THE DATES: JUNE 12-16, 2016
June 12 – Sunday:
- Irish Montreal Walking Tours in English and French: 10 – 12 noon: Route TBA
- Bloomsday Brunch at EVOO Restaurant from 11 – 3 p.m.
- Penelope Reading with Kathleen Fee, Pub Quiz and Meal at Irish Embassy Pub starting at 5:30 p.m.
June 13 – Monday:
- Academic Sessions at Concordia School of Canadian Irish Studies: 10 – 3 p.m.
- Film Night with an introduction and a Q and A to follow – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
June 14 – Tuesday:
- Storytelling & Song at Atwater Library: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
- Reading Ulysses with Sylvie Hill: A practical session on how to approach the reading of Ulysses – for beginners or those who’ve given up in the past. At the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
June 15 – Wednesday:
- Lecture on Beckett/Joyce by André Furlani at Concordia: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
- Finnegans Wake: Open Group Reading and discussion at Westmount Library from 7 to 9 p.m.
June 16 – Thursday: BLOOMSDAY!
- Readings from Ulysses at Westmount Library 11 – 3 p.m.
- Bloomsday Closing Lecture Abby Bender of NYU will talk about her new book: Israelites in Erin: Exodus, Revolution, and the Irish Revival at the Jewish Public Library 7:30 – 9 p.m.
- Bloomsday 2016 Closing Reception at the Jewish Public Library 9 -10 p.m.
In addition: There will be a Pub of the Day Monday to Thursday.
* Note: this is the preliminary schedule and is subject to change