Sold out!/IN PERSON and VIRTUAL: Bloomsday 2022: The Centennial of the Publication of Ulysses with H.E. Daniel Mulhall, Irish Ambassador  

Join the Harvard Club of D.C., the Embassy of Ireland, Busboys & Poets, Osher Institute at AU, OLLI and the Wharton Club of D.C. Vaccination required.  Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm ET 

Location: Busboys & Poets, 450 K Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001


Featuring Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Robert Aubry Davis

This year our in person Bloomsday event celebrates the Centenary of Ulysses, the book that impacted modern literature by influencing thousands of others and created an academic industry of James Joyce Scholars.

Our event, Bloomsday 2022features superb readers including H.E. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States and Robert Aubry Davis, host of the PBS Around Town Program.
We will read the opening of Ulysses, the most dramatic chapter, Cyclops, and the end of the book, the close of Molly Bloom's soliloquy, the most famous ending in all of literature.
Registration starts at 6:00pm ET to allow initial food and drink orders before the program begins with an introduction by Ambassador Mulhall (whose book, Ulysses: A Reader's Odyssey, published in January of this year is a best seller).

We expect this event to sell out so please be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.


6:00pm Registration desk open (cash food and bar open)

6:30pm Introductory remarks by H.E. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
6:45pm Reading of selected passages from



Telemachus - Episode 1

(Brief Passages)


Dan Mulhall


Cyclops - Episode 12



Dan Coyle

Robert Aubry Davis

Dorothy Haase

Eleanor Heginbotham

Bob Kolodney

Dan Mulhall

Richard Palmer

Mary Poole

Patrick Willard

Susan Willens


Penelope - Episode 18


Susan Willens


There are many parking possibilities near the Busboys and Poets 450 K Street NW location (the entrance to the largest lot is on K Street, between 5th and 6th Streets NW). The closest Metro Stations are Gallery Place on the Red Line and Convention Center on the Green Line).


Harvard Club, the Embassy of Ireland, Busboys & Poets, INSEAD, Osher Institute at AU, OLLI, Wharton Club, and Smithsonian Associates Members and Guests IN PERSON beginning at 6:00: $10 for all

VIRTUAL beginning at 6:30: $5.00 for all

For questions, contact Bob Kolodney '63 at





6:00PM - 9:00PM Thu 16 Jun 2022, Eastern timezone


Busboys & Poets
450 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA

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