Dedicated to the works of James Joyce, our reading groups bring together people who love Irish literature and its limitless potential for discussion, learning and self-discovery.
Ulysses Reading Group Launches January 25th!
Finnegans Wake or The Boaters and Sifters of ALP
Inaugurated in March 2015, our group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
Upcoming Meetings: August 15, 2018, September 19, October 17. 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Westmount Public Library. 4574 Sherbrooke Street West, in the Westmount Room.
We have almost finished with chapter two and are quickly approaching chapter three. Hey hey, we’re on page 42! At our next meeting we will start somewhere on the middle of page 42 with “This, more krectly lubeen or fellow—me—lieder was first poured forth where Riau Liviau riots and col de Houdo humps…”
Finnegans Wake (PDF/630 pages)
Contact: Kevin Wright, 514-341-3945, or email@example.com
They were back for round two! This was our second Ulysses reading group.
Group leaders Megan Abley and Dominic Richard created a welcoming discussion-based environment designed to help everyone deepen their understanding of this penetrating and mysterious novel. This was a supportive community of first-time readers and readers revisiting the text.
The group met every two weeks at Concordia University’s School of Irish Studies. 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Room 1001.1 Metro Guy Concordia. 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Contact: Megan Abley or Dominic Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ulysses Alive: a Find and a Challenge
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 email@example.com if you’re interested in leading the group.
On Joining a Reading Group: Ulysses
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...
Blue Metropolis’ Literary Events: Spring 2017 Festival!
Back by popular demand, Festival Bloomsday Montréal will be participating in three events at this year’s Blue Metropolis Festival. Celebrating 19 years of love for all things literary, the festival takes place between April 24 and April 30, 2017 at various locations around Montreal.
The Voices of James Joyce: Academic Panel
We are seeking submissions for our Academic Panel on Monday June 12 at Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Found Voice: Writers’ Beginnings, Book by Denis Sampson
The Found Voice: Writers’ Beginnings by author Denis Sampson uses the means of literary biography and criticism to do something rarely attempted – understand how a key creative period establishes the authoritative voice of a unique artist.
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