Tulsa's First Bloomsday Celebration

Monday, June 16, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Celebrate the greatest of literary holidays: Bloomsday.

Every year on June 16th people all over the world – from Dublin to New York to Bombay – celebrate the greatest of literary holidays: Bloomsday. This is the day on which James Joyce set his beautiful, scandalous, and hilarious novel Ulysses, a book that treated the life of an ordinary Dubliner in 1904 as if it were a heroic epic. For the first time, Tulsa will be joining the celebration. Visit the Guthrie Green beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a celebration of Irish culture, literature, and life. The event will kick off on the Guthrie stage with readings from Ulysses and music from the band Finnegans Awake. The event will continue across the street at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, where you'll find an Irish-based cash bar, foods inspired by the novel, additional readings in the lounge and a Joyce Exhibition in the Zarrow Annex Gallery until 8 p.m.

More readings will follow as we begin an old-fashioned Irish pub crawl through the Brady District where you'll find more Irish food, music, and drink. The evening will conclude at 10 p.m. as we read from the dazzling final pages of the book at the Sound Pony. Readings are free and open to the public, food and beverage are priced by each location. The event is sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, The University of Tulsa, and the James Joyce Quarterly.

George Kaiser Family Foundation