The Worcester County Poetry Association announces that it will celebrate the 15th Annual Worcester Bloomsday Ramble all day at various venues on Thursday, June 16, as will cities around the world to commemorate the day’s events in James Joyce’s epic novel “Ulysses” set in 19th century Ireland and centered on the adventures of protaganist Leopold Bloom’s views on life, love and politics in Dublin.  The day’s events will include participatory readings from the novel at each of the following locations,  mimicing the locations of the episodes that will be read.  Bring a copy of “Ulysses” or just come to listen and celebrate all things Irish on this 107th anniversary of the publication of a book that was previously banned.

The following is the day’s schedule of venues and episodes to be read:

8:00-9:30am       Episode 1: Telemacus
Bancroft Tower, Bancroft  Tower Road
coffee and donuts provided

10:00-11:30am  Episode 4: Calypso
Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road

12noon-1:30pm  Episode 12: Cyclops
Fiddlers’ Green, 19 Temple Street (buy your own lunch)

2:00-3:30pm   Episode 9: Scylla & Charybdis
D’Alzon Library, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street

4:00-5:30pm  Episode 7:  Aeolus
Worcester Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury Street

6:00-7:30pm  Dinner Break Reader’s Choice
Sahara Cafe and Restaurant, 143 Highland Street
(buy your own dinner)

8:00-10:00pm Episode 17: Ithaca
Worcester County Poetry Association Headquarters, 1 Ekman Street
coffee and soft drinks provided, bring a snack

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