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.