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Free ‘Bloomsday’ events in Farmington

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

6/16/22: Bloomsday: A Modernist Celebration, “1922: A Roundtable Discussion of Modernism’s Miraculous Year, A Century On”

1:00pm-3:00pm, Emery Performance Space

Free and open to the public

June 16th, 1904 marks the day when James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place. This day is now celebrated the world over as “Bloomsday” after the title character, fictional Leopold Bloom. The novel itself was published in the great year of Modernist art and especially literature, 1922, which saw such landmark publications as T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. The year was a fruitful one internationally: German-language poet Rilke released his Sonnets to Orpheus, Russian poets such as Mandelstam and Pasternak put out major collections, French poet St.-John Perse published the opening of Anabasis. 1922 pulsed with a strong poetic energy. We will celebrate the centenary of these poets and artists with a series of events held throughout Farmington, including talks, readings, drinks, and food. At the Emery we will host scholarly discussions of the force, impact, and repercussions of these authors and artists a century on.

June 16th Full Schedule of Bloomsday Events:

11am-noon, Farmington Public Library: Translating 1922 (translations from German, Russian, French and more)
1-3pm: UMF Emery Community Arts Center: “1922: A Roundtable Discussion of Modernism’s Miraculous year, a Century On”
4pm, Twice Sold Tales: Readings from Ulysses
For more information, please contact Jesse Lundquist: jesselundquist@gmail.com

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June 16
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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