Call for Volunteers: James Joyce’s “Ulysses” Marathon Reading

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Be a part of the worldwide celebration of the life of Irish author James Joyce with our marathon reading of  “Ulysses.”

This marathon reading will take 32 hours stretched over six days, and invites lovers of literature to enjoy James Joyce’s prose aloud. The author’s “Ulysses,” considered a masterpiece of modernist literature, has endured as much insult as it has praise – labeled both “beautiful” and “blasphemous” in equal turns. But to the author, the stream-of-consciousness novel was merely a portrayal of the everyday. “If ‘Ulysses’ isn’t fit to read,” Joyce once said, “life isn’t fit to live.” The event ends June 16 (a.k. Bloomsday), the day on which the novel is set, with a performance of the Molly Bloom Soliloquy by actress and University of Toledo Associate Theater Lecturer Irene Alby from 6 to 8 p.m.

The entire reading marathon will take place in the Little Theater during the following dates and times:

June 10: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
June 12: 1-4 p.m.
June 14 and 15: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 16: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To sign up for one or multiple half hour slots, contact the Museum at

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