Bloomsday marks the day — June 16, 1904 — that Leopold Bloom walked through Dublin in James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. Our festival takes place this year from May 30 through June 16.
It was by happenstance that I picked up a copy of Paul Auster’s latest novel 4321 (2017) a couple of weeks ago at a McGill University “take a book leave a book” site. As expected from Paul Auster, the novel is hilarious, genius, meta and highly readable. But what was unexpected was that I found myself reading a re-imagined version of Ulysses.
The quest to understand Joyce’s Ulysses continues! And our new year’s resolution: to start our own weekly reading of the great novel at Hurley’s. All we need is a great leader. Could it be you? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in leading the group.
Does Finnegans Wake have ASMR qualities? The term “auto sensory meridian response” was coined by Jennifer Allen, a cybersecurity specialist, in a Facebook group she founded in 2010. And since the phenomenon has exploded on the internet, especially on YouTube and Facebook, you are probably already familiar with it.
It’s our 7th annual festival! See the tentative schedule for Bloomsday 2018. Five-Day Festival: Tuesday to Saturday, June 12 to 16.