Public Program


Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a free, all-day reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses. Joyce enthusiasts from all walks of life will read selections from the novel aloud. Whether you’re new to Ulysses or a longtime fan, come gather with hundreds of others to revel in this funny, ingenious book.

Click here to see the Bloomsday Reader Schedule 2013.

The rain location for Bloomsday is the Trinity Center for Urban Life at 22nd & Spruce Streets in Philadelphia.

Never read Ulysses before? Click here to see a synopsis.

Why is Ulysses worth the effort of reading? Click here to read an essay by scholar Vicki Mahaffey entitled, Why Read Ulysses?

Click here to find out how Joyce’s manuscript of Ulysses came to Philadelphia.

Is there only one Ulysses manuscript? How did the Rosenbach procure it? For answers to these other frequently asked questions, please click here.

Bloomsday 2013 is supported in part by…
Cecelia Fitzgibbon
Andy Leonard and Ann Johnson
Joanne Marinelli
Joseph P. Mugnier
Rosemarie Retacco
Paul Saint-Amour

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