FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bloomsday Festival 2024

(Philadelphia) – The international Bloomsday Festival returns to Center City Philadelphia on Sunday, June 16, celebrating the literary genius of James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel Ulysses. Celebrated around the world since 1954, the Rosenbach has made Philadelphia the North American destination for the event for over 30 years. An all-day affair featuring a public …

Written In My Heart: James Joyce & Irish Authors | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Date / Time

  • June 5, 2022
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach and requires proof of vaccination. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) (more…)

Written In My Heart: James Joyce & Irish Authors | Behind the Bookcase (in-person)

Date / Time

  • April 14, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach and requires proof of vaccination. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) (more…)

SOLD OUT! In Conversation with Daniel Mulhall, Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey (Bloomsday Program) (in-person)

Date / Time

  • June 13, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program is generously sponsored by Arthur Spector and Leslye Silver Registration Admission is $15. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach and requires proof of vaccination. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) (more…)

Course | Reading Ulysses with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall (in-person and virtual) [in-progress]

Date / Time

  • April 25, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 13, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This course is sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner. Thanks to their generosity, scholarship opportunities are available. Details below.  Registration Tuition for this course is $220. 10% off for Rosenbach members for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of age or (more…)

In-Person | Exploring 18 Reasons to Read Ulysses

Date / Time

  • March 10, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an intimate fundraiser to support this year’s Bloomsday Festival, back out on Delancey Place for the first time since 2019! All proceeds directly support The Rosenbach and its free programming, such as this keystone event that draws Ulysses lovers from across the globe. Guests are invited to Philadelphia’s historic Acorn Club (more…)

Ulysses at 100

February 2, 2022, will mark the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses. Constructed as a modern parallel to Homer’s Odyssey, Ulysses takes place over the course of a single day in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. While it is regarded as one of the finest works of Irish literature, the manuscript for Ulysses has resided right here at The Rosenbach Museum …