James Joyce Birthday Celebration

Featuring Bob Kolodney, Michael Gordon, Robert Aubry Davis & Christopher Griffin. With fascinating graphics, such as Ulysses Dublin map, birthday script, fireworks & film screening, thanks to OLLI-DC.

Virtual Event:  

Ulysses Program

3:30 PM Introduction (with Telemachus passages) - Bob Kolodney

4:05 PM Proteus reading - Robert Aubry Davis

4:30 PM Cyclops reading - Michael Groden

5:00 PM Circe reading - Walter Kamiat

5:25 PM Ithaca Reading - Christopher Griffin

5:55 PM Penelope Reading - Dee Mahan

6:10 PM Film Screening - Ulysses (1967 directed by Joseph Strick)


Highlights of selected Ulysses Episodes (chapters) will be read.

Times for this Zoom-Facilitated Program are Eastern Standard and Approximate (The program is expected to end at 7:40 PM)


Our Readers:

Bob Kolodney is a Study Group Leader at OLLI-DC (Osher Lifetime Learning Institute)

Robert Aubry Davis is the host of the Around Town PBS show, as well as the creator and host of the the Millennium of Music program (featuring music before Bach, sort of a Bach to the future, if you will ;-). A native Washingtonian, he is a Joyce guru, music authority and accomplished actor.

Michael Groden is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Western University. His most recent book is The Necessary Fiction: Life with James Joyce's Ulysses.

Walter Kamiat has been a star reader in Bloomsday by OLLI celebrations

Christopher Griffin has been a professor of Irish literature at various universities - he is an Irish expert for Smithsonian journeys and currently teaches a course on the later episodes of Ulysses at Politics and Prose

Dee Mahan has lent her considerable talents to Bloomsday by OLLI and Joyce Birthday Celebrations

When: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (at 3:30-7:40 pm)

Where: Online: Zoom



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3:30PM - 7:40PM Tue 2 Feb 2021, Eastern timezone

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton Club of DC
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Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Marya Pickering
Justine Schaffner
  Campus Consulting
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