Bloomsday Festival 2018

 Irish Network Minnesota

2nd Annual Bloomsday Festival

Thursday, June 14, 2018

5 -7pm

Summit Manor

275 Summit Ave.

Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 at the door

Beer, wine, appetizers, guest readers and much more!

Period dress is encouraged.

We are honored and excited to have award-winning Irish songwriter, guitarist, author and composer Patsy O’ Brien as our musical guest for the Irish Network-Minnesota 2nd Annual Bloomsday Festival, Thursday, June 14th at Summit Manor!

Be sure to join us this Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM for a night of readings, music, dance, croquet and other shenanigans. #inmnbloomsday

*What is Bloomsday?

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book.

*excerpt from the James Joyce Centre