JOYICITY: The Festival Bloomsday Montréal Newsletter

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This vegan pumpkin bread is easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy or expensive ingredients. It’s perfect served with tea or coffee and nobody will know it’s vegan, unless you tell them! For a savory version of this pumpkin bread simply omit the sugar and raisins. This bread would be a fantastic accompaniment with a seasonal soup or stew. Enjoy!

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Waking The Feminists

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre program, Waking the Nation, begun in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising featured only 1 of 10 plays written by a woman, and 3 of 10 directed by women. This can be viewed as a remarkable paradox in retrospect partly given the now-documented role of women in the 1916 Rising and in the history of the Abbey Theatre founded by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904.

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Proof of Synchronicity? William Blake, Nausicaa and the ‘Mystery of the Cave’

From the moment I laid eyes on the book William Blake by Kathleen Raine I knew that I had to have it. I was immediately hooked by the artwork of Blake (1757-1827) whose images slowly revealed themselves to my mind’s eye like those cunning illusions in the Magic Eye books I so loved as a kid. This had also been my experience of reading Joyce’s Ulysses, multiple times.

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