The Syracuse James Joyce Club

presents its
- 2014 Bloomsday Celebration -
Monday, June 16th, at
"The Pub",
Le Moyne College Center, Syracuse

The 20th Bloomsday Anniversary presentation of "Ulysses" by the Syracuse James Joyce Club, (SJJC,) will take place June 16th, 2014 at the Pub, on the LeMoyne College Campus Center, 1419 Salt Springs Road, in Syracuse. Joyce's "Bloomsday” is celebrated around the world with the reading of James Joyce's classic, "Ulysses", widely considered the major novel of the 20th Century.

The marathon reading event is scheduled from noon until 10 p.m. and follows the format of a Dublin-style Bloomsday. A number of Syracuse community leaders in media, theatre, academia, literature, sports and political life, will each select and read a brief excerpt from Joyce's writings. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the Syracuse James Joyce Club (SJJC) of the Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) and the Le Moyne College Irish Program. Bloomsday performances annually attract a wide and diverse audience.

Food and beverages may be purchased throughout the day in the in the Pub. Admission is free. For more information contact Kay O. Ellis at 488-6292, Marian Stanton at 593-9697, or Paul Dunn at:

20th Bloomsday Anniversary - $2000 First Prize
Syracuse James Joyce Club 2014 Writing Contest

$2000 Prize will be awarded during Bloomsday, performance
scheduled for Monday, June 16th, 2014
at the
The Pub,
Le Moyne College Center, Syracuse

Through the generosity of Le Moyne College, and Vi Baluyut, (an alumna of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University), this year the SJJC will award a $2,000 prize for the best submission. The $2000 award is a fitting memorial to the many contributions to the Syracuse James Joyce Club of Nancy Duffy, a noted Joycean scholar and Richard F. Long, co-founder of the Club in 1994. Runners-up will receive attractive Joyce award certificates which have been known to enhance any student’s CV due to the distinction among academic circles of the contest over the last 20 years.

The writing contest is limited to Central New York students (either high school or college) with the six contest adjudicators taking level of schooling of contestants into consideration for the grand prize. Each applicant should electronically submit either:

  • a critical essay relating to Joyce: his life, his work, his influence, etc; or,

  • a short story, to be preceded by a brief description of its pertinence to Joyce’s characters, settings or techniques.
Additional Contest Rules:
  • The limit for the essay is 1500 words, and should not exceed 3000 words.

  • A separate title page must accompany the entry, with the following information only: Entry title; student name; address; phone; name of H.S. school or college currently enrolled-in (including location); number of words; student signature; date submitted.

  • The student’s name may not appear on the essay or short story itself. The title must appear on the entry.

  • Entries must be received by Tuesday midnight, May 27th, 2014, as an attachment to an e-mail sent to the Syracuse James Joyce Club, in care of:

The James Joyce Club Scholarship Awards are intended to recognize the intellectual curiosity of our young people, while promoting an awareness in our schools of Joyce’s contribution to modern literature.

For further information, (not submittals,) contact:

		Basil Dillon-Malone, 
		Chair, James Joyce Contest 2014  
		4083 Sweetgum Lane,  
		Liverpool,  N.Y. 13090   	
		Phone: (315)  622-1132 

The Syracuse James Joyce Club Planning Committee

The Syracuse James Joyce Club currently has eighty-eight members. With fortnightly meetings, it is one of the most active James Joyce clubs among 55 globally. Although there were nine people present at the founding meeting on the anniversary of Joyce's death, January 13th, 1994, it was founded by a 'father and son' team, well, in the metaphorical sense of Stephen Dedalus and his spiritual father and faithful friend, Leopold Bloom! The 'father' was Dick Long, a former Washington DC and Syracuse newspaperman, writer and TV producer. The 'son' part of the 'family' is Tom Lavoie. When he worked at Syracuse University Press, it was Tom's gentle, scholarly manner that led the neophytes through the beginning of Ulysses.

Syracuse James Joyce Club Links:

  • Directions to Le Moyne College

  • Le Moyne College Campus Map

  • Club Officers

  • Would you like to attend a club meeting or the next Bloomsday celebration???

  • Basil's Tribute to Jennifer Rittell, 1975-2002

  • Cousin Michael's Home Page

  • Other Joycean Resources/Links:

    The Trieste Joyce School:

  • The Trieste Joyce School, University of Trieste
  • The Joyce Center in Antwerp:

  • The Antwerp James Joyce Center
  • "The Brazen Head", A James Joyce Public House; Links & Current Joycean News:

  • The Brazen Head, Brooklyn, NY

  • Other Fine Links:

  • The Welsh Church of Nelson, NY

  • The Oneida Indian Nation Cultural Center

  • Indulge your latent Anglophilia

  • Morrisville State College
    The State University of New York at Morrisville

    If you have a child or grandchild interested in an education in Engineering Technology, Biology, the Health Sciences, Argriculture, Aquaculture, or Wood Technology, please visit our college web site. SUNY Morrisville is a residential technical college located in the geographic center of New York State.

    Morrisville State College Home Page

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