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Drawing by K-Fai Steele
Monday, June 7 - 7:30pm
“Sincerely James Joyce”
Dr. Lisa Fluet will present a talk on James Joyce’s The Dead and the Ithaca episode of Ulysses. Dr. Fluet is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Boston College.
First Unitarian Church
Bancroft Room
90 Main Street, Worcester
Saturday, June 12 - 2:00pm
Participatory Reading
James Joyce’s Ulysses
Episode 12: Cyclops
wherein Leopold Bloom stops at Barney Kiernan’s pub on Little Britain Street, Dublin.  Likewise, you may wish to stop at noon for lunch at 12  Crane's Dark Horse Tavern to raise a glass of Honest Town Brewery's own Padraig Irish Red. Later, join us upstairs at the Joyce-inspired second floor River Run arts space for a participatory reading. And feel free to dress for the occasion - remember: it's 1906 Dublin!
12 Crane Street
Southbridge, MA
http://12crane.com







Wednesday, June 16
The Worcester Ramble

8:00am – 9:30am.........................................Episode 1: Telemacus
Bancroft Tower - Bancroft Tower Road
Coffee & donuts provided

10:00am – 11:30am............................................Episode 2: Nestor
Ben Franklin Books - 21 Salem Street
Tea & scones

12:00pm – 1:30pm.............................................Episode 7: Aeolus
Fiddler’s Green - 19 Temple Street
Buy your own lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm................................................Episode 6: Hades
Rural Cemetery – Grove Street

4:00pm – 5:30pm..........................................Episode 16: Eumaeus
Worcester Vet’s Shelter – 69 Grove Street

6:00pm – 7:30pm...............................................Episode 11: Sirens
Ralph’s Diner - Grove Street
Buy your own dinner

8:00pm – 10:00pm........................................Episode 18: Penelope
Kris Johnson will perform a selection from
Molly Bloom’s infamous soliloquy
Bancroft Room - First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street
Refreshments & plenty of coffee

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Sincerely James Joyce

Dr. Lisa Fluet kicked off  Bloomsday 2010 on Monday evening at First Unitarian Church. Dr. Fluet discussed
sincerity and authenticity as
literary devices in Joyce's
Ulysses and The Dead.
Dark Horse Tavern at 12 Crane, Southbridge - Saturday, June 12
Unitarian Church - Monday, June 7
Wednesday, June 16
Bancroft Tower
Ben Franklin Books
Fiddler's Green
Rural Cemetery
Vets Shelter
Ralph's Diner
First Unitarian Church
Robert at Bancroft TowerChris at Bancroft TowerCollin at Bancroft TowerBancroft TowerBen Franklin Bookstore - this would turn out to be our last Bloomsday at this site, which closed and moved following a fire. Don Reid was always an enthusiastic Bloomsday supporter.Part of the lunch crowd at Fiddler's Green....and the rest of the lunch crowd. This year visitors from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Boston and Springfield joined in.Rural Cemetery.  Lovely but we chose a noisy spot near the road.Rural CemeteryDan reading at Rural CemeteryAt the Vet's Shelter, they didn't quite know what to make of us. We were in the cafeteria. No one joined in but a few fellows listened from a safe distance.Carrie, Robert and Jay at Ralph's Diner.A few new faces at Ralph's Diner. Bars can be very dark and noisy for a reading but they do serve beer. Listening to a performance of Molly Bloom's soliloquy at First Unitarian Church.Kris Johnson answers questions about preparing her interpretation of Molly Bloom.
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