10:00 am
12:00 pm
4:00 pm
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Ben Franklin Bookstore,  21 Salem Street
Episode:  Calypso
A traditional stop on Bloomsday.
Worcester Art Museum Cafe, 55  Salisbury Street
Episode:  Lestrygonians
A little lunch, a little reading - meet us in the cafe courtyard.
Union Station
Espisode:  Sirens
Look for us in the main hall.
Fiddler's Green, 18 Temple Street
Episode:  Cyclops
Lift a glass at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre.
Belfry Restaurant, 895 Millbury Street
We decided to break for dinner and talk rather than read.
But we won't stop anyone from breaking into poetry or prose if the spirit strikes them. 
Village Arts Gallery, 1 Ekman Street
Episode:  Circe
Nighttown is one of the most enjoyable sections to read as a group!
8:00 am
Bancroft Tower, Bancroft Tower Road
Episode :  Telemachus
We will meet at the rampart above the parking area.  Coffee will be provided.  You might want to bring a folding chair.
Bloomsday 2006

Francine D'Alessandro
Carle Johnson
Dan Lewis
Laura Menides
Robert Steele

Paddy Dignam's mass card,
courtesy of
Callahan's Funeral Home,
commemorating the
Bloomsday 100th Anniversary
June 16, 2004.
(Click image to enlarge.)
Film at the Worcester Public Library
Wednesday, June 14 - 6:30 pm
Worcester Bloomsday talk 6:00-6:30

In preparation of our June 16 Bloomsday ramble, we're hosting a showing of the 1967 classic film with Milo O'Shea as Leopold Bloom:


Join us for the film and hear a bit about the Worcester Bloomsday tradition. 

FREE & Open to the Public!

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This is the year we started to get serious about Bloomsday!  It's our first year of 8:00am starts at Bancroft Tower, which makes for a 14-hour day of readings. This is also the first year we've planned our readings in advance.
Robert Steele starts the day with Buck Mulligan at Bancroft Tower.A sunny summer day.Michael Venditozzi, visiting from Glasgow.Carle Johnson and Leopold Bloom cook up some breakfast at Ben Franklin Books.Laura Menides David MacphersonDon Reid, owner of the bookstore.Lunch at Worcester Art Museum CafeReading in the Union Station waiting room.Dinner and reading at Fiddler's Green, home of the Worcester Hibernian Society.Much Guinness is consumed.Our flag was donated by Angela Dorenkamp for our first Bloomsday celebration organized by Trevor Code.Reading at Village Arts Gallery. It was very, very hot.Some of the readers had been going since 8:00am.
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