Release Date: June 12, 2020
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will host the Virtual Bloomsday Celebration, an evening to honor James Joyce’s landmark book “Ulysses” – considered by many to be the most influential novel of the 20th century.
Held on June 16 – the same day the 1922 novel takes place – Bloomsday is an annual celebration across the globe that remembers the enigmatic story of a day in the life of “Ulysses” protagonist Leopold Bloom in Dublin, Ireland.
Organized by the UB Poetry Collection and Office of Alumni Engagement, the event, scheduled on Tuesday, June 16, from 3-4:30 p.m. EDT, is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to register online to receive a link to participate.
Featured guests include:
About the UB James Joyce Collection
Joyce is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and is among the most highly researched literary figures of all time.
UB is home to the largest collection of materials on Joyce in the world, including more than 10,000 pages of his working papers, notebooks and manuscripts, as well as photographs, portraits, memorabilia and private library, providing unmatched glimpses into the author’s writing process and literary relationships.