Wild Geese Players of Seattle

Oct 21, 2018

Oct 17, 2018

Sep 23, 2018

A Celebration of Irish Writers—Sun Oct 21

20th Anniversary Celebration

A Celebration of Irish Writers: An afternoon of readings from the works of W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Billy Collins, Pádraig Pearse, John McGahern, Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen, Joseph O’Connor, Roddy Doyle, Kieran O’Malley, and others, by the Wild Geese Players of Seattle.

Founded in 1998 by Kieran O’Malley, the Seattle-based Wild Geese Players have publicly read a chapter from James Joyce’s Ulysses on Bloomsday, June 16th, every year since, and proudly celebrate their 20th anniversary with this event.

The Celebration will take place on Sun, Oct 21, 2018, at 2pm at the Couth Buzzard in Seattle. The Couth Buzzard is a bookstore and gathering place for writers, and a venue for literary and musical events.

Sun, Oct 21, 2018, at 2pm
The Couth Buzzard,
8310 Greenwood Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (206) 436–2960

The public is invited and there is no charge for admission. Yep, it’s FREE. The Couth Buzzard also offers a fine selection of beer, wine, and food, as well as an espresso bar.

Please RSVP at the Facebook event.


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Apr 15, 2018

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. The book 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.

Bloomsday: Lestrygonians and Scylla & Charybdis Reading: June 16th, 2018

For our twentieth anniversary, we will present a staged reading of the second half of Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians” and all of Chapter 9, “Scylla and Charybdis” at the Seattle Central Library,

More about our Lestrygonians/Scylla & Charybdis Reading | Press Release.

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.

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