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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Bloomsday in Wheeling!

June 11, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm

LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Bloomsday in Wheeling!

Patrick Hastings, English professor, author of "The Guide to James Joyce's Ulysses," and curator of, will be at the Library for Wheeling's first ever Bloomsday, a worldwide but Irish-centric celebration of the book and the genius of James Joyce. Ours will feature a virtual walking tour of Leopold Bloom's Dublin led by Mr. Hastings, dramatic readings, trivia, music, food, a final discussion of Ulysses, and more! Dress like it's 1904! Check back for more info.

See the Our Event on the Global Bloomsday Programme!

Full Schedule

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Wheeling in June 1904 - A Comparison

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Period Irish Music by Faire May 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Patrick Hastings - Leopold Bloom's Dublin and

Free Food from the Novel by Midge's Kitchen

1:15 PM - 2 PM: Readings from "Ulysses" by Jamie Hamilton, Patrick Cassidy, Brigitte Mazure, and Marc Harshman

Plus, dress like it's 1904 or dress like James Joyce, and win a selection of Joyce-themed prizes!

Presented in partnership with Wheeling Heritage. 

Patrick Hastings, the creator of  and its content, is the English Department Chair at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland.  A graduate of Washington & Lee University (2005) and Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English (2012), Patrick has studied, written about, taught, and conducted research into Joyce and Ulysses since 2003, when he lived and worked at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore on the Left Bank of Paris (the current iteration of the literary institution that first published Ulysses in 1922).  He had some of his work published in the James Joyce Quarterly in 2015.

The impetus for creating this website is Patrick's eagerness to share the wonder and wisdom of Ulysses with a wide variety of readers, including his students, his friends, and readers from around the world who discover this site and find it useful.  

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