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Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 /

Bloomsday 2015
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June 16, 2015 was Bloomsday 2015!
Join Worcester’s 20th Annual Ramble

Bloomsday is named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of the Irish author James Joyce's seminal work, Ulysses, which is set entirely on June 16, 1904. Cities around the world have held some sort of Bloomsday celebration for decades. The Worcester version involves readings in several locations approximating the sites visited by the characters of the novel in their own ramble through Dublin, June 16, 1904.

The Worcester County Poetry Association celebrated with our annual Worcester Ramble, which took place from 8:00 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m. on June 16th.

Bloomsday is open to the public and anyone is welcome to read during the event. Of course, listening is just fine as well.
Time Location Episode
8:00 - 9:30 am Bancroft Tower
Salisbury Park, Bancroft Tower Road, Worcester
10:00 - 11:30 am Private home followed by Institute Park
Home location will be shared to those gathered at Bancroft Tower.
Institute Park is located on Salisbury Street, Worcester
In the event of rain we will meet at the Assumption College library.***
Noon - 1:30 pm Armsby Abbey *
144 Main Street, Worcester
Wandering Rocks
2:00 - 3:30 pm Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Street, Worcester
4:00 - 5:30 pm Burnside Fountain (aka the Turtle Boy Statue) **
Worcester Common
Franklin & Church Streets, Worcester
In the event of rain check our Facebook page for a new location. ***
6:00 - 7:30 pm Boynton Restaurant *
117 Highland Street, Worcester
8:00 - 9:30 pm Espress Yourself Cafe *
2 Richmond Avenue, Worcester
2015 Rambler Schedule
Bloomsday is open to the public.  Join when you can; stop when you must.
Note: Each section ends approximately 30 minutes before the start of the reading at the next location.

* Individuals should plan to cover the costs of their meals.
** Location subject to change; accurate as of 05/16/2015.
*** In the event of rain check our Facebook page for location updates
Leopold Bloom by K-Fai Steele

Check out photos from the our 2015 Ramble on the 2015 Events Archive Page.
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