JOYICITY: The Bloomsday Newsletter 
Vol. 4 March 17th, 2017 

Dear Joyceans,

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Since it's green season we would like to share an important cause with you; it's an initiative to overhaul the only Irish famine memorial in Montreal, and transform the area into a beautiful park. But we'll need your help. Read the article to find out how you can help this important cause.

On a sad note, Frank Delaney passed away in February. We'd like to introduce his popular podcast to you: Re: Joyce. It's one that many of us have enjoyed listening to over the years and we're sure you'll like it too.

We'll also tell you about a rare and expensive book you can actually buy, or perhaps you'd like to read about Music in Ulysses.

Whatever your fancy we hope you will enjoy our latest issue.

This year marks the 194th annual parade in Montreal and Bloomsday Montréal will be participating again. See you there!


Tasha Jones

It's Time for Black Rock Park!
Judith Schurman
The Black Rock is a stone monument that is supposed to commemorate the Irish famine. But have you ever wondered why our only memorial to the famine is situated in the median at the Montreal exit from the Victoria Bridge?
Serious Fantasy: Master Poldy
Marlene Ellen Chan
In an era of ‘fake news’ and ‘really fake news’, Dublin book designer Jamie Murphy has trumped (sorry!) with what could be described as ‘real fake news’.
Rattle His Bones
Dominic Richard

In the sixth episode of Ulysses, ‘Hades’, a correlation between music and narrative appear. On several occasions, lyrics from the old dirge “The Pauper’s Drive” intertwine with Leopold Bloom's thoughts.

Read the article here
Goodbyes and Hellos
Tasha Jones

A great Joyce aficionado passed away this past February. Frank Delaney was the author and broadcaster of Re: Joyce, a podcast for lovers of Ulysses.

Read the article here
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"The Gracehoper was always jigging ajog, hoppy on akkant of his joyicity."
- James Joyce, FW
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