News Release — June 5, 2001
An afternoon of Irish literature, laughter and fun
A celebration of Leopold Bloom's day as memorialized in James Joyce's classic book Ulysses
A Revelry of Readings
Beginning with a Select Group of Readers, To Be Followed by an Open Microphone, Inviting Everyone To Share Their Favorite Passage from Joyce's Various Works.
The First Ten People To Sign Up For the Open Microphone Readings Will Receive a Free Pint of Guinness!
4:00 PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2001
Come and Celebrate the Day in True Irish Fashion - At Our Local Pub
Dog and Duck Pub, 406 West 17th Street and Guadalupe
Sponsored by the Ransom Center
For more information, please call 512-471-8944
Considered one of the worlds finest cultural archives, the Ransom Center houses 30 million literary manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible (c. 1450), the worlds first photograph (c. 1826), important paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and major manuscript collections of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Tennessee Williams to name but a few. The Center is used extensively for research by scholars from around the world and presents numerous exhibitions and events each year showcasing its collections. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
Media Contact for members of the press
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin TX 78713-7219