JoyceGroup Santa Fe

The Joyce experience is especially rewarding in a reading group environment.

Everybody’s knowledge, no matter how specialized or obscure, is invariably brought to bear during discussion, and active and inquisitive participation from “beginners” has always been an essential part of the group’s success. Newcomers, veterans, late-comers, early-leavers, the timid, the talkative – all are welcome and encouraged to join us as often or sporadically as they like. Everyone, no matter how green is brought up to speed, and for the truly unprepared, extra copies of whatever books we’re reading are always available.

Over the years, JoyceGroup Santa Fe has made its way through all of Joyce’s major works at least twice, except Finnegans Wake of course, which we started reading about 20 years ago, and are about two-thirds of the way through. Presently we’re spending the first couple of hours with Dubliners and then top it off at noon with an hour-or-so of Finnegan.

You can read more about our history here, and you can get an idea of the pace we work at by viewing our chronology.

Our next meeting:

Where: Planet Earth
(When the pandemic pushed us online back in March 2020, “JoyceGroup Santa Fe” quickly became a rather quaint misnomer. We now have members joining us from as far as New York, Seattle, Germany – even the occasional insomniac from Sydney has chimed in – basically anyone with sufficient bandwidth to livestream can join us from anywhere on or near Planet Earth they happen to be. So if you’re interested, please feel welcome to fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll send you the relevant info.)

When: Saturday May 28, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm mst
(“Mountain standard” is our time zone here in New Mexico – be sure and translate that to wherever you hail from.)

Where we are in the books:

14th story: “Grace” – nine-or-so pages in:
“Mrs Kernan entered the room and, placing a tray on the table, said:
—Help yourselves, gentlemen.”

Finnegans Wake
p. 519 line 16 from the top:
“—This is not guid enough, Mr Brasslattin.”

Let us know you’re interested: