Bloomsday in Santa Fe

A great way to acquaint yourself with Joyce’s ‘world of words’, Bloomsday celebrations are held every year around the world on June 16th — the anniversary of the date on which the events of Ulysses are set. To find out more about this extraordinary holiday, go here.

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For obvious reasons the 2020 live show here in Santa Fe had to be cancelled, but in its place, the Lannan foundation commissioned a third Bloomsday lecture by the great James A. Heffernan (pictured – I blogged about his last visit in 2014, one year before I started hosting my own Bloomsday show. Read all about that here). The original plan, of course, was that he would give his lecture in person, but enter COVID-19, and serious changes of plan had to be made. Jim’s adjustment was flawless, though; he pre-recorded his insights and included a dramatization of Hamlet act I scene v by his son Andrew, a professional stage actor and filmmaker.

The title of the lecture was Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare in Chapter 9 of Ulysses. You can view the full lecture by visiting the Lannan Foundation’s website (linked above), and as part of the day’s festivities, we at JoyceGroup Santa Fe conducted a live question/answer session with Jim, also available to listen/view via the same link.

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So enjoy, and we’ll see everybody next year!Triple Joyce For Web

3 comments on “Bloomsday in Santa Fe

  1. Janette Fischer says:

    I just got home from Bloomsday in Santa Fe 2017! Thank you for the most entertaining evening I’ve had since being in Dublin!

  2. […] been celebrating “Bloomsday” for decades. We discuss the novel, its impact, and the upcoming Bloomsday celebration in Santa Fe, with Adam Harvey actor, performer, and James Joyce geek; Grant Franks Tutor at St. John’s […]

  3. Bud Ryan says:

    Best Bloomsday Celebration I’ve seen. I thought all the Readings & Music were very well done, including Why Read Ulysses. For me the highlight was Adam’s performance from Finnegans Wake which had me Laughing through most of it & in these Depressing trumpian Times to Laugh like that is a Welcome Relief.

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