FESTIVAL Bloomsday Montréal – June 10-16, 2017
Walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations that unpack the ever-popular novels of James Joyce and explore the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal.
“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”
“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”
“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”
“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
2017 Performers, Storytellers, Authors & Scholars
Reading and storytelling performances, panels, walking tours, live music, meet-the-authors and much more. New this year, events at the 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival.
Take a look at the 2017 program. Registration opens May 1.
On May 10th Festival Bloomsday Montreal held a Tribute to Gus O’Gorman who died on October 27, 2016. Gus was the quintessential member of the Montreal Irish Community. Involved in many aspects of life here in Montreal, Gus loved his work as a radiologist, sports...read more
This month I met up with Sarah Frank who is one half of the Bombadils—a Celtic and Folk musical duo who have already released three albums. Their first album is named Fill Your Boots, in honor of a popular Newfoundland expression that means to “go for it”. And for...read more
Spring has been busy, and there was lots to see and do! Blue Met was a smash success. We rolled out a brand new, nearly three hour walking tour that all of our guests loved. Donovan King thrilled all of us with his wonderful stories and performance. Our Finnegans Wake...read more
Are you waiting for the release of Finnegans Wake in movie form before you tackle reading James Joyce’s magnum opus? Or perhaps you were hoping to avoid reading it all together by watching a film on or about the book? As luck would have it, this year’s Bloomsday...read more
"To Preserve from Desecration the Remains of 6000 Immigrants Who died of Ship Fever A.D. 1847-48. This Stone is erected by the Workmen of Messrs. Peto, Brassey and Betts Employed in the Construction of the Victoria Bridge A.D.1859" For more than 150 years, the Ancient...read more
Ulysses is exactly the kind of book that benefits readers and re-readers. I had read Ulysses a couple of times already and remained interested in it and planned to re-read it sooner or later so, when I heard that a reading group was being formed, I eagerly joined. I...read more
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Blue Metropolis Festival
April 29th, 2017, Hôtel 10, Montréal