The Wild Geese Players of Seattle

We believe that poetry and certain novels are best read aloud, that some words are better heard than read. Every year, we perform a staged reading of part of James Joyce's novel Ulysses. Occasionally, we do other readings too.

Ulysses takes place on June 16th, 1904, the date now known as Bloomsday. It follows the wanderings of Leopold Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce's alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin. The centenary of Bloomsday, June 16th, 2004, was celebrated worldwide.

The Other Bloomsday: Aeolus and Lestrygonians Reading: June 16th, 2017

In this, our twentieth year, we are reading Ulysses for the second time! We will present a staged reading of Chapter 7, “Aeolus”, and the first half of Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians”, at Folio Seattle.

More about our Aeolus/Lestrygonians Reading | Press Release.

Kirkland Bloomsday, June 10th, 2017

Kirkland Bloomsday,
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Book Tree,
609 Market St,
Kirland, WA 98033.

The Players

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle have been staging readings of Irish literature, by writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, in Seattle since 1998. We are a diverse group of people with an interest in Irish literature, and most of us are either Irish-born or have Irish connections. More generally, the Wild Geese refers to the Irish diaspora, after the original Wild Geese, exiled Irish soldiers and their descendants who served in European armies in the 16th–18th centuries.