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Bloomsday in Uckermark

A celebratory day in Brandenburg dedicated to James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses

16 June


Míne Mac Cóil, Liam Mac Cóil, Cornelia Jentzsch (Photo: Uta Baatz)

Míne Mac Cóil, Liam Mac Cóil, Cornelia Jentzsch (Photo: Uta Baatz)

Warnitz in the Uckermark (Brandenburg) is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the day in 1904 described by Irish author James Joyce in his world-famous novel Ulysses, on which his hero Leopold Bloom wandered around Dublin from 8am until after midnight thinking and experiencing all sorts of things. At the same time it is the 70th anniversary of the first ever Bloomsday celebrated in Ireland then by authors Patrick Kavanagh, John Ryan and Flann O’Brien.

Irish language writer and critic Liam Mac Cóil joins a panel of invited speakers and readers to mark the day with a full and varied programme of events throughout the day, kicking off with a ‘Bloomsday lunch’ at 14:00: Gorgonzola Sandwiches “the feety savour of green cheese” & Burgunder Rotwein “mild fire of wine”.

Liam Mac Cóil, born in 1952 in Blackrock, Dublin, is one of Ireland’s most important writers and literary critics. He is the director of the publishing house Carbad and, together with Ruairí Ó hUiginn, editor of the annual publication Bliainiris. Mac Cóil publishes novels, articles and essays on literature, history, art and television. His novel Fontenoy won the Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin prize in 2006. Mac Cóil lives in the Gaeltacht of Rath Cairn in County Meath.

The ‘Warnitz Readings’ are regular literary events in Warnitz in the Uckermark (Brandenburg), organised and curated by essayist, moderator and literary critic Cornelia Jentzsch.


Gasthof Deutsche Eiche
Lindenallee 54a
17291 Warnitz

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