The Syracuse James Joyce Club
- 2013 Bloomsday Celebration -
Saturday, June 15th, at the
Grewen Hall Auditorium,
Le Moyne College, Syracuse
The 20th annual Bloomsday presentation of "Ulysses" by the Syracuse James Joyce Club, (SJJC,) will take place from 12 noon until 10 PM, Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at the Grewen Hall Auditorium, on the LeMoyne College campus. Joyce's "Ulysses" is widely considered to be the major novel of the 20th century.
"Bloomsday" is celebrated all over the world, the day the events unfold in the life of Leopold Bloom in James Joyce's masterpiece. This is the Fifth year Bloomsday is being celebrated at LeMoyne College, co-sponsored by LeMoyne's Irish Literature Program, directed by Prof. Kate Costello-Sullivan.
Special guests from Central New York will read from Joyce's works of their choosing, followed by the awarding of the 2013 winners of the Syracuse James Joyce Scholarships for high school and college students. Afterwards, the readings given by members of the club from the chapters in "Ulysses" will begin until the last and much-anticipated last chapter, "Penelope" which ends at 10 PM.
Food and beverages may be purchased throughout the day in the in the Grewen Hall Foery Conference room and free parking is available in: parking lot "P," next to the Panasci Chapel, in parking lot "C," next to the Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, and, in the circle in front of Grewen Hall. Admission is free. For more information contact Kay O. Ellis at 488-6292, Marian Stanton at 593-9697, or Paul Dunn at:
The Syracuse James Joyce Club Bloomsday Planning Committee,
after a tireless evening of work at Kitty Hoyne's, Syracuse, NY
James Joyce 2013 Writing Contest
Bloomsday, June 15th, 2013
Grewen Hall Auditorium,
Le Moyne College, Syracuse
The James Joyce 2013 Writing Contest awards will be presented during our 20th “Bloomsday,” Saturday, June 15th, 2012 at Grewen Auditorium, Le Moyne College, Syracuse. “Bloomsday” is celebrated around the world with the reading of James Joyce's classic, Ulysses, widely considered the major novel of the 20th Century. Our marathon reading event, from noon until 10pm, 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. Part of the Irish American Cultural Institute, the Syracuse Bloomsday performances annually attract a wide and diverse audience.
Through the generosity of Le Moyne College, the Joyce Club is offering $1000 in cash prizes, including two memorial awards, in honor of Irish community leader Nancy Duffy and Richard Long, the Club’s co-founder, who passed away in 2011. Winners will also receive attractive Joyce award certificates.
The writing contest is limited to Central New York students, with separate prizes for college students and high school seniors. Each applicant should electronically submit:
- 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,
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, contact:
Chair, James Joyce Contest 2013
4083 Sweetgum Lane,
Liverpool, N.Y. 13090
Phone: (315) 622-1132
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for information only! not submittals!)
- Additional Contest Rules -
- The limit for the high school essay is1000 words for high school seniors, 1500 words for college students. Short stories 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 entry itself. The title must appear on the entry.
- Entries must be received by Tuesday midnight, May 29th, 2013.
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 eight people present at the founding meeting on the anniversary of Joyce's death in 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.
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