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Bloomsday in Boulder, Colorado

Truly a grand day of Joycean madness in Boulder, Colorado! “Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his 1922 novel Ulysses takes place on a Thursday in 1904[…]”

The Nu Reformed Joycean Druids of North America are putting on a full day of walking events based in downtown Boulder in celebration of the magic that is Joyce’s Ulysses.

No experience is necessary, all are welcome to come and go as they please. Costumes are encouraged see board for inspo.

This is a progressive party and will be moving around town throughout the day, keep up to date with locations for each chapter’s events here: Full schedule below. For those looking for a replacement for their tired copy of Ulysses or their 1st personal book Brother Callaway, rightfully, recommends the Everyman’s Library edition (avoid the Gambler edition at all costs!). Support and hassle your local bookstores to carry it.

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More information about the event can be found here:

Schedule of Events

8:00 am Calypso: Disembark from home on foot and meet for breakfast burritos @ Santos 1265 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO 80304

10:00 am Lotus Eaters: Meet @ Creature Comforts Cafe 1647 Pearl St Unit 2, Boulder, CO 80302 for coffee readings. Soap to be purchased next door at Boulder Bliss

11:00 am Hades: Walk to Columbia Cemetery 1201 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302

12:00 pm Aelous: Readings and Made up newspaper headlines contest @ Trident 940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00 pm Lestrygonians: Light Lunch @ The Corner Bar 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00 pm Scylla & Charybdis: A brief meeting @ Boulder Public Library – Main Library 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 to debate Joyce, Shakespeare, and Proust too!

3:00 Wandering Rocks: Book Shopping to start @ Boulder Bookstore 1107 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302! Extra points for buying smut (to include a copy of Ulysses).

4:00 pm Sirens: Readings and maybe even music @T-Zero Lounge (St.Julian Hotel) 900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

5:00 pm Cyclops: Velvet Elk Lounge rest and regroup and review of Offaly v Cork Game & Sinn Fein election results.

8:00 pm Nausicaa: Hands in pockets for sunset (8:32 PM MDT) in the Southeast corner of North Boulder Park 9th St, and, Alpine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

10:00 pm Oxen of The Sun: Readings and pints @The Hungry Toad 2543 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

12:00 am Circe: Absthine hallucinations @ Club Nitro 1124 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

1:00 am Eumaeus: Sober up @ Yellow Deli 908 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

2:00 am Ithaca: Disembark for home on foot, extra points if you don’t enter through the front door!

  • 16 - 17 June, 2024
8:00 am2:00 am

  • Boulder, CO, USA

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