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Le Moyne Hosts CNY's "Bloomsday" Celebration on June 16

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For immediate release...) "Bloomsday," the 18th annual presentation of "Ulysses" by the Syracuse James Joyce Club (SJJC), will take place on June 16 from noon to 9 p.m. in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. It is co-sponsored by the College’s Irish Literature Program, directed by Kate Costello-Sullivan.

Celebrated all over the world on June 16, the day the events unfold in the life of Leopold Bloom in James Joyce's masterpiece, the novel has been acclaimed as one of the 10 greatest books ever written. This is the third time the event has been hosted on the Le Moyne campus.

Prominent Central New York special guests will read from Joyce's works of their choosing, from noon until 2 p.m., followed by the awarding of the 2011 winners of the Syracuse James Joyce Scholarships for area high school and college students. Then the readings given by members of the club from the chapters in "Ulysses" will begin until the last and much-anticipated last chapter, "Penelope," ends the program at 9 p.m.

Ronald Ferguson is executive director of special guests and master of ceremonies.

Special guests will include:

The Hon. County Court Judge, Joseph Fahey; Sean Kirst, award-winning columnist and feature writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard; Erica Davis, owner of Creekside Books, Skaneateles; Bruce Coville, award-winning author and professor, Syracuse University; John Francis McCarthy, photographer, author of eight photo books and owner of Finger Lakes Photography, Skaneateles; Russ Tarby, entertainment columnist for City Eagle Newspaper; Chris Brundt, MPA, Syracuse University; Dr. Diane Lyden Murphy, dean of College of Human Ecology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University; Dr. Debbie Sydow, president of Onondaga Community College; Miles Taylor, Le Moyne College Associate Professor of English and Theater; Dr. Maryanne Felter, Cayuga Community College; Ed Tato, Writer's Program, Syracuse University; Dan Cummings, newscaster at WCNY, Channel 9.

Hugh Humphreys is executive producer and master of ceremonies of the 2 - 9 p.m. readings of "Ulysses." Marian Stanton is president of the SJJC. Paul Dunn is immediate past president.

Food and beverages may be purchased throughout the day in the lobby of the theater and free parking is available in lot C, entrance off of Springfield Road, next to the theater. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kay O. Ellis at 488-6292 or Kayoellis@aol.com, Marian Stanton at 593-9697 or Paul Dunn at Pwdunn7850@aol.com

posted on: 6/2/2011