Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What is Radio Bloomsday?

Every June 16th from 7pm to 2am, Radio Bloomsday brings together great artists from all over the world to record James Joyce's Ulysses and broadcast his words coast to coast on WBAI in New York City and on KPFK in Los Angeles. International listeners can hear us on wbai.org. This years celebration will include performers from New York, Los Angeles, London and Dublin. We reinterpret Joyce's words with contemporary voices to make his text accessible and exciting to modern audiences.

Joining us this year to throwdown with the master text monster are artists such as Garrison Keillor, Alec Baldwin, Anne Enright, Wallace Shawn, John Lithgow, Garrison Keiler, Bob Odenkirk, Paul Dooley, Marc Singer, Nick McDonell, Kate Valk, John O'Callaghan, Roma Downey, Con Horgan, Alec Baldwin, Marie-Louise Bowe, Aaron Beall, Shawnee Benton, Zeroboy, Conn Horgan, Janet Coleman, David Dozer, Mara McEwin, Mark Greenfield, Corey Carthew and Jim Fletcher among many others.

The evening ends with Caraid O'Brien performing the complete Molly Episode from 11.30 to 2am traditionally listened to by readers at home while tucked up in a bed.

More details to be announced daily via this blog.

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