Join a bevy of local writers and James Joyce enthusiasts as New Orleans celebrates Bloomsday with a marathon reading of Ulysses beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, at the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.). The event will last for at least two hours, with a docket of readers that includes local literati Susan Larson, Michael Allen Zell, Vincent Celluci, Herbie Kearney, and the Brothers Goat (Michael Jeffrey Lee and Christopher Hellwig). Anyone who attends can read—last year’s event spanned a whopping 12 hours. Food and drink will be on hand for purchase.
Bloomsday is celebrated around the world each June 16, the single day in Dublin on which Joyce’s famous novel is set. More information about this event is available at nola.com. Marilyn Monroe will be in attendance in spirit only, as far as we know.