The e-book of last night’s Telmetale Bloomnibus at the Irish Writers’ Centre is now up on Amazon featuring work by (in order of appearance): Pat Boran, Colm Keegan, Jane Clarke, Niamh Boyce, June Caldwell, Steven Clifford, Christodoulos Makris, Jude Shiels, Jack Harte, Maire T Robinson, Emer Martin, Niamh Parkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Graham Tugwell, Alan Jude Moore, Oran Ryan, Doodle Kennelly and Nuala Ní Chonchuir. You can get it for a couple of euro here http://amzn.to/19yp1Zt
‘A Telmetale Bloomnibus takes us on a trip across Dublin. Guided by love, lust, alcohol, drugs and ever-present moons, our heroes and heroines battle scangie-gangies in Adidas, hooded drug pushers, administrators, chauvinistic school principals, tourists, junkies, priests, giant cannibals and catholic computers. We wake up handcuffed to beds, sanitary towels on the kitchen table and encounter a Dublin where stealing laptops is the new stealing bread. A Telmetale Bloomnibus embraces both the beautiful and the obscene.
When Joyce first started writing Ulysses 99 years ago, the landscape of the city was very different from today. But with all of the changes one thing has remained constant, high-quality writers are constantly emerging. Writers that play with boundaries and challenge our perceptions. A Telmetale Bloomnibus celebrates Joyce by showcasing some of these writers and presenting a snapshot of the modern landscape. As Joyce once took inspiration from the texts of Homer, each writer in this collection has taken one of the 18 episodes or chapters from Ulysses and transported them into modern Dublin.’