Bloomsday - All Day Reading of Ulysses

Sunday 16 June 2019
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop

This event commences at 6.30am. 

Join us on Bloomsday for readings from James Joyce's classic novel, Ulysses.

Bloomsday is an annual celebration of James Joyce and his novel Ulysses. It is named after the main character of the book, Leopold Bloom. If you have ever been in Ireland on the 16th of June you will know what a big deal it is over there! They celebrate by doing readings from Ulysses and celebrating all things Joyce.

This year the wonderful Isobelle Carmody has organised a cover-to-cover reading of Ulysses on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June and you can be part of the journey.

This unique FREE event will comprise 31 hours of reading spread over three venues and two days.

4.30am - 1.30 pm 
Saturday 15 June

UQ St Lucia Campus Natural Amphitheatre (Opposite Wordsmiths)
Bring a picnic and a blanket

2.00pm - midnight
Saturday 15 June

Can You Keep a Secret? Vintage Bar
619 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 16 June

Avid Reader Bookshop
193 Boundary Street, West End

We have divided the day up into half hour reading blocks. If you would like to join us to read from Ulysses email [email protected] and we will assign you a time to read. If you only have a specific block of time let us know and we will make sure we work around your schedule.

The readings at Avid Reader go from 6.30am until 5.00pm so even if you can't commit to a reading, you can pop in and enjoy our celebration of Bloomsday right here at Avid Reader.