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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seattle, WA – May 7, 2017

20th Annual Staged Reading / Bloomsday Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle join Bloomsday celebrations across the globe honoring Ulysses' author James Joyce. Our 20th annual staged reading of selections from the book will be held at 7:30pm on Friday, June 16th, 2017, at Folio, 314 Marion St, Seattle, WA 98104. This year’s reading features Chapter 7 “Aeolus” and Chapter 8 “Lestrygonians.”

Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) is a worldwide commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce and refers to the 24-hour period in 1904 in which Ulysses is set. Ulysses follows the wanderings of Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce's alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle have presented staged readings of Irish literature, by writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, 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. We believe that poetry and certain novels are best read aloud, that some words are better heard than read.

For more information, visit the Wild Geese Players’ website www.WildGeeseSeattle.org, like our Facebook group, or follow @WildGeeseSea on Twitter.

Follow-up contacts:
George Reilly, Director,  WildGeeseSeattle@gmail.com
Claudia Finn, CFinnSeattle@gmail.com

About Folio: the Seattle Athenaeum

Now one year old, Folio is one of 21 membership libraries in North America. Most of the books in the library come from private libraries. Folio provides lovely and comfortable work spaces for readers, writers, and browsers. It also has a full schedule of programs and discussion groups open to the public. Members may borrow books and enjoy other perks. Membership is only $10/month. Details at the website: www.folioseattle.org.