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Bloomsday 2023
A Celebration of James Joyce's "Ulysses" with a Community Gathering and Readings

Set entirely on one day – June 16, 1904 – Ulysses follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin, Ireland. It's a vast and colorful exploration of this iconic Irish city and the inner lives and passions of its endearing characters.

Mechanics’ Institute once again joins the annual world-wide celebration of James Joyce’s epic novel with a community gathering and readings. Join this exuberant evening of Irish music, open mic readings, and culinary delights. This year will feature readings from you, our Joycean celebrants! Bring your book or selections in hand to read. (3 minutes max please!)

The evening will also include musical interludes and songs with Anne Bingham Goess (fiddle, vocals) and Ellen Hoffman (piano), with singers and actors John Ilyin, Esther Mulligan, and Simon Winheld. Wear your festive Bloomsday best and bring your friends! A Bloomsday Dessert will be served and libations will be available for purchase!

Additional recommended reading: The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses: The 1922 Text with Essays and Notes published by Cambridge University Press, edited, by Catherine Flynn, which features scholarly essays, archival photographs, maps, and Joyce’s schemata.






Admission: Members $10; Non-Members $15. Fromm Institute community members receive $5 discount off non-member tickets by using promo code "FROMM".

Admission includes a special Bloomsday dessert. Registration required.


Meet the Author(s)

Members of Mechanics' Institute $10
Public $15
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4th Floor Meeting Room
Information Desk - 415-393-0102
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