Here is a selection of the many events which will be hosted world wide this year:
|Joseph O'Connor, one of the readers for the inaugral|
GLOBAL BLOOMSDAY GATHERING
25 worldwide cities across 4 continents read Ulysses live on globalbloomsday.com
|Participating cities for the Global Bloomsday Gathering|
Bewley's Cafe Theatre - Noel O'Grady - 13th June - a special one-off performance of his show The Voice of Joyce: An Exile Sings, and Declan Gorman's One-man version of Dubliners will run for two weeks until the 22nd June.
Dublin will be innundated with events this week and the best site to keep track of it all is the Dublin James Joyce Centre: https://www.facebook.com/JamesJoyceCentre?fref=ts
Paris: The Parish Bloomsday Group host readings and songs from James Joyce's work with poet Jean O'Sullivan as MC. Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
London: the London Irish Centre are hosting a Bloomsday Cabaret
New Orleans: Writers and artists will gather at The Irish House, Charles Ave. where there will be readings, pints and food to celebrate. All are welcome!
“Barry, you’re over thirty years old. You owe it to your mum and dad not to sing in a group called Sonic Death Monkey.” – High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
“I desire that we be better strangers.” - As You Like It, William Shakespeare
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEVIN BARRY
on winning the IMPAC Literary Award 2013
for his novel City of Bohane.
Here's a short snippet of Kevin reading from his novel at the Kilkenny Arts Festival Followed by Belinda McKeon and Paul Murray. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-nPNOSpmg0
And here is Kevin being interviewed after winning the The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2012 for his short story 'Beer Trip to Llandudno'. Hours after winning, author and Booktrust web editor Nikesh Shukla met Kevin in an Oxford beer garden to discuss his win, how he writes short stories and what the best ale he's ever had is. Even at this stage Kevin had been writing the film script for City of Bohane - so this new award should provide the impetus for finishing that project.
LITERARY EVENTS THIS WEEK:
BOSTON: Friday 14th, 6pm
This month's special guest poets are Birmingham Slam Stars
PGR brings you not one but three outstanding slam poets. James, Jaden and Elisha took the Warwick Words Slam by storm. Their blend of wit poingnancy and lyricism left the audience cheering. Believe the hype! https://www.facebook.com/events/196431360511890/
BELFAST: Monday 10th,
Poetic Perspective: Through Artist' Eyes at the Belfast Book Festival, featuring the literary work of Geraldine O'Kane and live contemporary dance, painting and performance. Including artists such as
Colin Dardis, Amos Gideon Greig, Jenny Cleland, Peter Francis Fahy, David Armitage, Mimi O'Holloran, Anna Donovan, David Yates, Patricia Locker, Laura Kidd, Paul Kopal, Graeme McAllister and Stephen Millar. https://www.facebook.com/events/163186730523652/
Also in Belfast, on Wednesday 12th:
Poetry from Sam Riviere and Stephen Connolly.
DUBLIN: The Ash Sessions: Tuesday, 11th July.
The ladies from Bare Hands and the Ash Sessions combine to bring you a mini Electric Picnic in the heart of Dublin. Featuring Ireland’s leading performance poets Abby Oliviera, Andre K’por and John Cummins, hilariously dark and mischievous tales from Paul Timoney along with a dazzling array of alternative/indie/folk music from Sinead White, Ria Czerniak, Red Sail, Johnny Murphy, Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds. Come. It will only be amazing.