Bloomsday 2024 Reader Schedule

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Plot Summary of Ulysses

Each entry below contains the following information in this order:

Time slot | reader name | affiliation to the Rosenbach | name of the episode or song | page numbers | line numbers

Combined readers and material are noted with a ~ symbol.

10:30 AM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Music
11:00 AM | Kelsey Scouten Bates | John C. Haas Director Rosenbach Museum & Library | Welcome
11:05 AM | Stephen Dagrosa ~ Meghan McGinty | Opera Philadelphia ~ Opera Philadelphia | La Ci Darem
11:10 AM | Nik Quaife | Head of Cultural Affairs, Irish Consulate | Telemachus | 3-4 | 1-66
11:15 AM | Charles McMahon | Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Lantern Theater Company | Telemachus | 4-5 | 67-122
11:20 AM | Jude Tuma | Member, Rosenbach Board of Directors | Telemachus | 12 | 389-432
11:25 AM | Leonard Haas ~ Stephen Dagrosa | Actor ~ Opera Philadelphia | Telemachus ~ Ballad of Joking Jesus | 15-16 | 545-614
11:35 AM | Pauric Devine | Rosenbach supporter | Nestor | 22-24 | 118-183
11:40 AM | Sarah Lavelle | Trinity College Dublin graduate | Nestor | 24-26 | 199-264
11:45 AM | Valeria Ramírez Siller | Consul for Press and Promotion at the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia | Proteus | 37-38 | 294-330
11:50 AM | Tom Teti ~ Corey Don | Actor ~ Opera Philadelphia | Proteus ~ Who Goes with Fergus? | 41-42 | 434-505
11:55 AM | Sade A. Olanipekun-Lewis | Chairwoman, Free Library of Philadelphia | Calypso | 45-46 | 1-65
12:00 PM | Fionnuala Boyle | Pennsylvania Correspondent, Irish Star | Calypso | 50-52 | 243-307
12:05 PM | Sean Hughes | Manager of Institutional Relations, Mural Arts Philadelphia | Calypso | 52-53 | 308-381
12:10 PM | Peter Cunniffe | Rosenbach supporter | Calypso | 53-54 | 382-431
12:15 PM | Valerie Gay ~ Stephen Dagrosa | Executive Director, Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia ~ Opera Philadelphia | Calypso ~ Seaside Girls | 54-55 | 432-450
12:20 PM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Musical Interlude
12:30 PM | Inga Saffron ~ Ken Kalfus | Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer ~ Author, 2 A.M. in Little America | Lotus Eaters | 63-64 | 239-278
12:35 PM | David Brigham | President and CEO, Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Lotus Eaters | 66-67 | 338-394
12:40 PM | Peter Crimmins | Arts and Culture Reporter, WHYY | Lotus Eaters | 70-71 | 549-572
12:45 PM | Timothy Virgil Dugan | St. Francis College | Hades | 73-74 | 37-90
12:50 PM | Eileen Cunniffe | Bloomsday volunteer | Hades | 91 | 839-877
12:55 PM | Ted Howell | Professor, Rowan University, Bloomsday Reader Advisor | Hades | 93-94 | 960-1005
1:00 PM | Scot Petersen ~ Robert Noe ~ Erin Leonardson | Rosenbach Ulysses Course Graduates | Aeolus | 107-109 | 464-528
1:05 PM | Lynn Beene ~ Maryanne Boyen ~ Chad and Stacey Rutkowski | Rosenbach Ulysses Course Graduates | Aeolus | 111-113 | 604-673
1:10 PM | Senator Nikil Saval | PA State Senator for District 1 | Lestrygonians | 138-139 | 650-703
1:15 PM | Donovan Lockett | Actor | Lestrygonians | 144 | 896-918
1:20 PM | Monique Moore Pryor | Executive Director, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation | Scylla and Charybdis | 151-153 | 1-89
1:25 PM | Susan Muller | Rosenbach Honorary Board and Chair Emeritus | Scylla and Charybdis | 154-155 | 141-188
1:30 PM | Jason Mezey | Professor of English, St. Joseph’s University | Scylla and Charybdis | 170-171 | 828-892
1:35 PM | Terence Washington | Manager of Civic Engagement and Programs, Free Library of Philadelphia | Scylla and Charybdis | 174-175 | 983-1029
1:40 PM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Musical Interlude
1:55 PM | Derick and William Dreher | Rosenbach Director Emeritus and son | Wandering Rocks | 180-181 | 1-75
2:00 PM | Emilie Parker | Hirsig Family Director of Education, Rosenbach | Wandering Rocks | 187 | 299-336
2:05 PM | Stephen Sader | Rosenbach supporter | Wandering Rocks | 193-194 | 585-641
2:10 PM | Peter D. Nalle | Member and Chair Emeritus, Rosenbach Board of Directors | Wandering Rocks | 198-199 | 800-841
2:15 PM | Tom Schmitz | Actor | Wandering Rocks | 207-208 | 1176-1226
2:20 PM | Peter Schmitz | Actor | Wandering Rocks | 208-209 | 1226-1282
2:25 PM | Meghan McGinty | Opera Philadelphia | My Girl’s a Yorkshire Girl
2:30 PM | Sadhbh Walshe | Irish writer and journalist | Sirens | 211-213 | 63-132
2:35 PM | Kermit Roosevelt ~ Stephen Dagrosa | David Berger Professor, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ~ Opera Philadelphia | Sirens ~ The Bloom Is on the Rye | 214-215 | 185-231
2:40 PM | Mark Moore | Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia | Sirens | 217-219 | 337-418
2:45 PM | Myra O’Donoghue | Rosenbach supporter | Sirens | 220-221 | 444-497
2:50 PM | Megan McCarthy ~ Corey Don | Rosenbach Director of Advancement ~ Opera Philadelphia | Sirens ~ M’appari | 225-226 | 663-716
2:55 PM | Joe Samuel Starnes | Author | Sirens | 226-227 | 717-755
3:00 PM | Nick Tabor ~ Meghan McGinty | Author ~ Opera Philadelphia | Sirens ~ The Croppy Boy | 233-234 | 1028-1076
3:05 PM | Brittany Holdahl ~ Meghan McGinty | Actor ~ Opera Philadelphia | Sirens ~ The Last Rose of Summer | 236 | 1151-1195
3:10 PM | John P. Bohannon | Singer/songwriter | Sirens | 237-239 | 1234-1294
3:15 PM | Corey Don | Opera Philadelphia | God Save Ireland
3:20 PM | Michael Toner ~ Mal Whyte | Actor and Founding Rosenbach Bloomsday Reader ~ Actor | Cyclops | 240-262 excerpts
3:45 PM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Musical interlude
4:00 PM | Barry Brait | Actor | Cyclops | 266-267 | 1192-1238
4:05 PM | Fergus Carey ~ Corey Don | Publican, Fergie’s Pub ~ Opera Philadelphia | Cyclops ~ Sinn Fein Amain | 271-272 | 1393-1437
4:10 PM | Kate Pettit | Rosenbach supporter | Cyclops | 273 | 1465-1501
4:20 PM | Franklin Evans | Rosenbach supporter | Nausicaa | 285-286 | 78-122
4:25 PM | Danielle Kelner ~ Gerald O’Malley ~ Janet Evans | Rosenbach Ulysses Course Graduates | Nausicaa | 295-296 | 505-567
4:30 PM | Alexander L. Ames | Director of Outreach and Engagement, Rosenbach | Nausicaa | 299-300 | 674-714
4:35 PM | Jill Owen ~ Corey Don ~ Stephen Dagrosa | Actor ~ Opera Philadelphia ~Opera Philadelphia | Nausicaa ~ The Moon Hath Rais’d | 300-301 | 715-771
4:40 PM | Elizabeth E. Fuller | Librarian, Rosenbach | Nausicaa | 301-302 | 772-821
4:45 PM | Kevin Quinn | Pickwick Monthly Cohost, Rosenbach | Nausicaa | 312-313 | 1246-1306
4:50 PM | Mary Alcaro | Sherlock Mondays Cohost, Rosenbach | Oxen of the Sun | 315-316 | 60-110
4:55 PM | Ned Scharff | Member, Rosenbach Board of Directors | Oxen of the Sun | 344-345 | 1379-1406
5:00 PM | Henry Wessells | Author and Antiquarian Bookseller | Oxen of the Sun | 346 | 1440-1464
5:05 PM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Musical Interlude
5:20 PM | Edward G. Pettit | Rosenbach Bloomsday Reading Coordinator | Circe | 401-403 | 1752-1817
5:25 PM | Michelle Pauls | Actor | Circe | 421-422 | 2478-2514
5:30 PM | KC MacMillan | Artistic Director of Inis Nua Theatre Company | Circe | 469-472 | 4023-4150
5:35 PM | Jessica Foley | Actor | Circe | 473-475 | 4151-4245
5:40 PM | Jobi Zink | Registrar & Associate Director of Collections | Circe | 494-497 | 4865-4967
5:45 PM | Sean Quimby | Director of the Jay I. Kislak Center for Special Collections, Univ of Pennsylvania | Eumaeus | 501-502 | 1-59
5:50 PM | Arthur Spector | Chair Emeritus, Rosenbach Board of Directors | Eumaeus | 508-509 | 320-366
5:55 PM | Lenore Steiner ~ Perry Lerner | Rosenbach Bloomsday Chair ~ Rosenbach Supporter | Eumaeus | 509-510 | 367-421
6:00 PM | David Pedrick | 2024 Bloomsday Reader Raffle Winner | Eumaeus | 540-541 | 1770-1806
6:05 PM | Sam Oxford | Rosenbach supporter | Eumaeus | 542-543 | 1866-1894
6:10 PM | Robert Seidman | Novelist, screenwriter, co-author Ulysses Annotated | Ithaca | 549-550 | 183-240
6:15 PM | Vicki Mahaffey | Rosenbach Finnegans Wake instructor | Ithaca | 563-564 | 715-768
6:20 PM | Brian McCann | Actor | Ithaca | 571-573 | 989-1039
6:25 PM | Michael J. Barsanti | Rosenbach Ulysses Instructor | Ithaca | 577-578 | 1182-1241
6:30 PM | Kelsey Scouten Bates ~ Benito Cachinero-Sánchez | John C. Haas Director, The Rosenbach ~ Chair, Rosenbach Board of Directors | Ithaca | 578-579 | 1242-1273
6:35 PM | Chris Davis | Actor | Ithaca | 602-603 | 2143-2209
6:40 PM | Jim Logue | President, Burlington Co. St. Patrick’s Parade | Ithaca | 604 | 2210-2246
6:45 PM | Josh Hitchens | Actor | Ithaca | 605-607 | 2247-2331
6:50 PM | Eamon Kelly & John McGillian | Musical Interlude
7:05 PM | Kirsten Quinn | Actor and Founding Member of the Irish Heritage Theatre | Penelope | 610-644 excerpts
Meghan McGinty | Opera Philadelphia | Love’s Old Sweet Song