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

Bloomsday 2016
June 16, 2016 was Bloomsday 2016!
Worcester’s 21st 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 always 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
Telemachus and Nestor
#1 & 2
10:00 - 11:30 am Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square, Worcester
Noon - 1:30 pm Tatnuck Grille *
638 Chandler Street, Worcester
2:00 - 3:30 pm Cascading Waters
135 Oleans Street, Worcester
Wandering Rocks
4:00 - 5:30 pm Annie's Book Stop
65 James Street, Worcester
Oxen of the Sun
6:00 - 7:30 pm Boynton Restaurant *
117 Highland Street, Worcester
Scylla and Charybdis
8:00 - 9:30 pm Espress Yourself Cafe *
2 Richmond Avenue, Worcester
2016 Rambler Schedule
Bloomsday is open to the public.  Join when you can; stop when you must.

  • Each section ends approximately 30 minutes before the start of the reading at the next location.
  • In the event of rain check our Facebook page for location updates
  • * Individuals should plan to cover the costs of their meals.
Leopold Bloom by K-Fai Steele
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