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June 14, 2013

Celebrate James Joyce’s Iconic Work, Ulysses This Weekend At The Rosenbach Museum And Library’s Annual Bloomsday Festival

Celebrate one of James Joyce's most influential works, Ulysses, at the Rosenbach Museum and Library's annual Bloomsday Festival, a full day of Ulysses readings from members of the Philadelphia community, Sunday, June 16. (Photo courtesy The Rosenbach Museum and Library)

This Sunday, June 16, commemorate James Joyce’s historic novel Ulysses at the annual Bloomsday festival at the Rosenbach Museum and Library.

Join recent college graduates, Rosenbach employees, professors, actors and other members of the general public as they each read sections from Ulysses to equal out a reading of the book in all its entirety. That’s all 1,000 plus pages performed for you by folks of all ages and career paths.

Little known fact, the Rosenbach Museum and Library is home to Joyce’s original Ulysses manuscript, making this free festival hit home in every sense of the word.

Literary enthusiasts, don’t miss this one.

Bonus: prior to the Bloomsday fest, on Saturday, June 15, a Ulysses-centric quizzo game and introductory course takes over Fergie’s Pub. The Bloomsday 101 event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. and is open to anyone looking to flex their literary muscles.

Both events are open to anyone and everyone; Ulysses’ pros and newbies alike.

Bloomsday At The Rosenbach Museum and Library
When: Bloomsday Festival, Saturday, June 16, noon-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place
Cost: Free
More info: www.rosenbach.org

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