Kevin Higgins & Dimitra Xidous
Kit Fryatt & Cah-44…
Eileen Casey & Anne Fitzgerald
Eleanor Hooker & Christodoulos Makris
Máighréad Medbh & Patrick Chapman
Enda Coyle-Greene & Susan Connolly
Raven & Temper-Mental MissElayneous
Alan Jude Moore & Anamaría Crowe Serrano
Curated by Christodoulos Makris, Dublin regional editor for Succour magazine and co-founder and organiser of Poetry Upfront, a series of poetry readings and events in north county Dublin.
Here’s a link to an interview that Italish magazine did recently with Nuala Ni Chonchuir and Alan Jude Moore to celebrate the Bloomnibus reading held at the Irish Writers’ Centre a couple of weeks ago.
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.’
To celebrate Bloomsday the Irish Writers’ Centre asked 18 writers to bring Ulysses into the 21st Century. As Joyce once took inspiration from the texts of Homer, the writers have taken the 18 episodes or chapters from Ulysses and transported them into modern Dublin.
They have each written a story inspired by a title from Ulysses and will perform them in the Irish Writers’ Centre on the 14th of June. Stories will be told through prose, poetry and song. The only rule given to the writers is that the stories cannot mention Ulysses, The Odyssey or Joyce (though inspiration from the texts is allowed). The stories are all original pieces of work set in contemporary Dublin.
A Telmetale Bloomnibus: 18 Tales from Modern Dublin,
Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1,
Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 7pm.
The Writers (in order of reading):
Pat Boran, Colm Keegan, Jane Clarke, Niamh Boyce, June Caldwell, Steven Clifford, Christodoulos Makris, Jude Shields, Jack Harte, Máire T. Robinson, Emer Martin, Niamh Parkinson, Deirdre Sullivan, Graham Tugwell, Alan Jude Moore, Oran Ryan, Doodle Kennelly
and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.