‘Bloomsday’ celebration begins at noon in Philadelphia

    It’s not everyday Philedelphians get to celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses for seven straight hours.

    At noon, Philadelphia’s “Bloomsday” begins in front of the Rosenbach Museum & Library on Delancey Place.

    The open-air festival features more than 75 dramatic readings, including one from featured reader BBC host and Booker Prize Judge, Frank Delaney. The broadcaster and author has been called “the most eloquent man in the word” by NPR.

    Delaney, who has interviewed thousands of writers, hosts the weekly podcast, “re: Joyce.”

    You can see a complete list of Saturday’s scheduled readers on the Rosenbach Museum and library website.

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