Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

Writer, lawyer, cyclist, rock climber, wanderer of dark residential streets, friend.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

"Stately, plump Buck Mulligan . . . "

Happy Bloomsday, everybody. And for those of you who don't know, Bloomsday, June 16, is the day on which takes place the entirety of Joyce's modernist exemplum Ulysses. Each Bloomsday, in cities around the world, actors and afficianadi of the work gather to listen to readers perform from the best passages of the book, which despite its density works magnificently when read aloud by someone versed in and sensitive to its nascent Irish lyricism. Truly a spectacular activity.

Tonight, Moon will be listening to "Penelope" at the Firehouse in the Strip District. Come one come all for a delightful evening of literature and performance.

UPDATE: The above link to "listening" is to an account of Pittsburgh's 1998 Bloomsday. I don't know how I missed the untimeliness of the page. In any event, the balance of this evening's festivities will be held, beginning at 5:30, at the Firehouse Lounge, at 2216 Penn Ave. in the Strip District. I'll be there, Guinness in hand. Will you?


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