June 16, 2018
CelticMKE Center | 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
2:00 - 4:30 pm | Free Admission | Cash Bar
A Joycean Celebration
Readings & Popular Songs from Ulysses
Edwardian Costumes Encouraged
Bloomsday is an annual celebration of the life and work of Irish author James Joyce (1882-1941). Held on June 16 in Dublin and celebrated in many cities across the U.S., it honors the day in which Leopold Bloom--the central character of the controversial novel Ulysses—wanders around the city of Dublin. Ulysses is a stream-of-consciousness mock epic bringing to life Bloom's journey and an ordinary day in an ordinary life.
After being serialized in the American literary journal The Little Review, Ulysses was published in Paris in 1922. It has been declared obscene, taken to court and banned—and it is consistently rated as one of the top 100 books in the English language.
“Bloomsday: A Joycean Celebration” will feature readings and popular songs from the book. Everyone is welcome, from Joyce aficionados to those who are curious about this famous novel.
Parking is available at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church lot or on the street. Please leave the parking spots behind the CelticMKE Center reserved for handicap or mobility disabilities.
Sponsored by CelticMKE &
The Center for Celtic Studies at UWM-Milwaukee