Leopold Bloom walked through Dublin on 16 June 1904
Stanton Library celebrates Bloomsday!
Please join us for this Ulyssean taster.
For many, James Joyce’s epic novel 'Ulysses' is on their bucket list. If you are one of these people and have yet to tackle Joyce's most famous book, we are offering a taste of 'Ulysses' which will be sure to inspire you to finally tackle it!
Bloomsday celebrations will consist of a lecture on 'Ulysses' given by Dr Gabrielle Carey, followed by live readings from guests: Bob Carr, Aine De Paor, Justin Fleming, Miri Jassy, Marie McMillan and music by Martin Horan.
About the Readers
Dr Gabrielle Carey is a writer and author of eight books. She has a MA (English) and a Doctorate of Creative Arts (Writing). Carey’s areas of research are James Joyce, Randolph Stow, the personal essay, the emerging genre of bibliomemoir and the reader-writer relationship. She is the recipient of the 2017 National Library of Australia Fellowship for Research in Australian Literature. She is also an incurable James Joyce enthusiast and for the past decade has coordinated Sydney's Finnegans Wake Reading Group.
Professor Bob Carr is a former Foreign Minister of Australia (2012-2013). He is also the longest continuously serving Premier in New South Wales history (1995-2005). He is the author of 'Thoughtlines, What Australia Means to Me', 'My Reading Life' and 'Diary of a Foreign Minister'.
Aine de Paor is a teacher, part time PhD student in Performance Studies at the Sydney University and a performer who has featured on Radio National’s Poetica, a podcast walking tour of places of Irish interest in Sydney (Old Irish Walking Tour, Dictionary of Sydney) and has performed in and organised a wide range of cultural events including Bloomsday in conjunction with Sydney's Irish Consulate. Aine lives in Bondi and enjoys celebrating and sharing Irish culture, particularly that of her native city of Dublin with fellow Sydneysiders.
Justin Fleming is a playwright and author whose plays have been produced and published internationally, including the UK, US, Canada, France, Australia, Belgium and Poland. Justin's acclaimed plays include; the Samuel Beckett inspired, Burnt Piano, performed at Belvoir Company B Theatre and in 2016 his play the Literatti was performed by Bell Shakespeare in collaboration with Griffin theatre. His theatre inspirations are Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Arthur Miller. Justin has degrees in law from Sydney and Dublin, and a Master of Laws degree from UCL.
Miri Jassy completed her PhD on Finnegans Wake at UNSW. She has produced and performed at Bloomsday events since 2001. Miri is a secondary school English teacher.
Marie McMillan has a Masters in Creative Writing (Golden Key awardee) from UTS. She is a Spoken Word performer, in November 2016 she won the Sydney Poetry Slam and was a finalist in the NSW Poetry Slams in 2013-2016, and the Bankstown Poetry Slam Olympics 2015. Her crime fiction novel 'The Lost Day' (about drink-spiking and rape in Sydney's eastern suburbs) will be published later this year.
Music and refreshments from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.