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The city honors Joyce at this annual celebration

Who doesn’t have fond memories of those 24 hours in Dublin with Leopold? Walking, talking, brawling, philosophizing, and finally returning home to kiss Molly on the bum and call it a day. Nearly a century after the publication of Ulysses, book nerds around the world still remember James Joyce and his work around this time each June. This year, at the 33rd Annual Bloomsday on Broadway celebration focuses on another great achievement by the Irish author: Dubliners at 100 years ripe. Cynthia Nixon, Malachy McCourt, Marin Ireland, Column McCann and others read from the beloved story collection with soprano Lisa Flanagan performing songs from the stories between readings. For more Bloomsday revelry, grab a pint and listen to readings from the novel at Ulysses Folk House Pub on picturesque Stone Street, or, for a feminist take on the odyssey, follow Clarissa Dalloway as she leads an eight-hour multi-site reading of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway to various locations around Brooklyn.
Mon., June 16, 7 p.m., 2014

 
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