College participates in Bloomsday reading

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities will sponsor a public Bloomsday reading of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” on Sunday, June 16 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg.

Bloomsday, named for the novel’s main character, is held each year on June 16, the date on which the book’s events took place in 1904. Celebrations – from readings, to reenactments, to pub crawls – are held worldwide to commemorate and honor the life of author James Joyce. One of the most well-known American Bloomsday celebrations is held at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia where the handwritten “Ulysses” manuscript is housed.

Those interested in participating in the reading (one to two pages) should contact Dr. Michael Barton at