Bloomsday In Chestertown Celebrates Writer James Joyce's "Ulysses" | WYPR

Bloomsday In Chestertown Celebrates Writer James Joyce's "Ulysses"

Jun 13, 2016

(left) Bob Mooney, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College. (right) Melissa McGlynn, actress performing Molly's Soliloquy on Bloomsday
Credit Bob Mooney, Melissa McGlynn

Literature lovers in Chestertown are gearing up for their 2nd annual Bloomsday, a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce’s seminal 1922 novel, Ulysses.  Bloomsday is named after the Blooms, the story's protagonist family. 

The novel takes place on June 16, 1904 and every year on that day literature fans and Joyce lovers around the world convene to mark the occasion with dramatic readings, discussions, food and drink.  Melissa McGlynn is an actress who will be performing an iconic passage from the novel known as "Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy" during the Bloomsday festivities.  Bob Mooney is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College. He’ll be leading a discussion of the novel.  They both join Tom from Washington College in Chestertown to discuss the significance of Ulysses and what people can look forward to on Bloomsday. 

Bloomsday in Chestertown begins at 9am on June 16, 2016. Find more information including a list of events here.