Bloomsday 2014: New Orleans does Dublin via Joyce – Again!


A map of Dublin, drawn by Vladimir Nabokov, based on Ulysses.

New Orleanians will celebrate the (fictional) life and times of James Joyce’s protagonist Leopold Bloom with a communal marathon reading of the famous novel that features Bloom’s antics, Ulysses, at this year’s Bloomsday, sponsored by Crescent City Books, beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.).

Attendees are invited to read (10 min. max) or simply listen to the tale and to partake in the exquisite Irish cuisine prepared for sale by chef Matt Murphy.

This year’s featured celebrity readers include Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Susan Larson, Brian Boyles, Stephen Rea, and Pandora Gastelum.

This event is free, Irish, and open to the public.