James Joyce's novel Ulysses takes place on June 16th, 1904. 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 Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present staged readings of chapter 11, "Sirens", adapted from the 1922 edition of Ulysses. The readings will take place at the Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music, University of Washington (Map) (Park in N6):
Congressman Jim McDermott will read the part of Leopold Bloom on Saturday 18th.
Entrance is free, but donations are appreciated.
This is our eighth year of Bloomsday readings. (Press Release).
Further background information on the Sirens chapter can be found at the Kennesaw guide to Ulysses and the Joyce portal. Or read the text of the chapter here.
We will also be reading at the Central Library of the Seattle Public Library, as part of the International Joyce Exhibit, on Saturday, June 4th, at 2pm. 1000 Fourth Avenue.
See our archives for details of our previous readings.