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News Release — June 5, 2001

An afternoon of Irish literature, laughter and fun

Ernest Hemingway reading Ulysses by Al Hirschfeld

Ernest Hemingway reading
Ulysses by Al Hirshfeld.

James Joyce by Sava Botzaris

James Joyce by Sava

The Dog and Duck Pub

The Dog and Duck Pub

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 world’s 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 world’s 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.



Quick Facts

    What: Bloomsday

    When: 4:00 PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2001

    Where: Dog and Duck Pub, 406 West 17th Street and Guadalupe

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