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Ulysses Journey 2022

Ulysses Journey 2022 presented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland & Centre Culturel Irlandais in association with One Dublin One Book and DLR Libraries.

Screening of six newly-commissioned music and film works complemented by a discussion on Joyce & Music by composer Benjamin Dwyer in conversation with Linda O’Shea Farren, CMC’s Projects, Programmes & Events Manager

As part of Ulysses Journey 2022 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce, CMC and CCI have co-commissioned six new works by composers from Ireland, which are inspired by, reflect on and/or respond to Ulysses, together with films by filmmakers from Ireland to accompany these new works.

These new music and film works are supported by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme; by One Dublin One Book 2022 through funding from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; and by New Music Dublin 2022.

 

Venue

DLR LexIcon, Queen's Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin,

Time

01 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

1922: Nora Barnacle and James Joyce – The Galway Story

Galway Public Libraries presents an evening of readings, conversation and music highlighting Nora Barnacle, her life in Galway and her role in the Joyce odyssey with Nuala O Connor, author of NORA: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce and Ray Burke, author of Joyce County, his book about Joyce’s links to Galway (which is being re-issued in 2022 with illustrations by Joe Boske) in conversation with Emily CullenNORA is very much about Nora’s side of the Joyce odyssey; the Joyce County about Joyce and Galway and the collaboration and conversation between Nuala and Ray will, we hope, broaden the audience’s relationship with the Joyce family and their Galway connections.The Nora-themed music by Tomás Mannion, Carmel Dempsey and Emily Greaney, and anecdotal commentary from various guests will enhance the evening’s celebration of this west-east couple who eloped and had such a fascinating life in Europe.

 

Venue

St Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lombard Street Galway, Galway H91 PY20 Ireland

Time

01 April 2022 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking advisable

Central Library Book Club Event

Image of Nuala O'Connor

 

The Central Library invites book club members to discuss Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce, this year’s One Dublin One Book choice. Author Nuala O’Connor will join the meeting at the start to answer questions and to read from the book, before leaving readers to discuss the novel among themselves.

In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse.

Physical copies of the book can be borrowed in advance from the library or electronically (e-book and e-audiobooks) via Borrowbox app.

This Central Library Book Club event is open to members of other Dublin City Libraries’ book clubs subject to availability

 

Venue

Online Event

Time

04 April 2022 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

One Dublin One Book Bookclub at Ballymun Library (BOOKED OUT)

Join us for the special book club devoted to this year’s One Dublin One Book choice, Nora by Nuala O’Connor. This fictional account of Nora Barnacle –partner and muse to James Joyce – shines a light on one of the most intriguing figures in Irish literary history. This event is ideal preparation for Nuala O’Connor’s visit to Ballymun Library on the 12th April where she will discuss the themes of the novel. 

Booking for event on 12th April is at https://bit.ly/3q5fJRn 

 

Venue

Ballymun Library, Main Street Ballymun, Dublin, 9 Ireland

Time

04 April 2022 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking essential

RTÉ Radio 1’s The Book on One

 

Monday 4th April to 15th April 

RTÉ Radio 1’s The Book on One will feature Nora by Nuala O’Connor (New Island Books). Actor Cathy Belton will read  from this year’s One Dublin One Book novel which will be broadcast during Late Date on RTÉ Radio One every week day evening at 11.20pm from Monday 4th to Friday 15th April 2022. Produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

Listen live here

The readings will be available for one month after broadcast. Listen back here

Time

04 April 2022 at 11:20 pm - 15 April 2022 at 11:40 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking not necessary

Sirens and Songs with Nuala O’Connor, Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy

Nuala O’Connor will read from and discuss her novel Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce followed by musical performances by Sinead Murphy and Darina Joyce.

In person and live-streamed

In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. This year’s One Dublin One Book choice, Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse.

Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in Dublin and lives now in Co. Galway with her family. She has published five novels and six short story collections, including Becoming Belle, Miss Emily, You, and Joyride to Jupiter.

Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher present a musical exploration of Nora Barnacle and her life with James Joyce. Sailing from ‘Dublin Bay’ they embark on an unconventional journey through life and love, full of passion and music, children and ever- changing European cities. But no matter where they lived, there was always a piano.

Event will be streamed live on Dublin City of Literature You Tube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-3Nfbv1l0c

 

 

Venue

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6,

Time

05 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Reading Between the Lines: The Love Letters of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce

In Conversation with Nuala O’Connor (In-person and Live Streamed)

The private writings of those who came before us have long held the interest of historians and scholars alike. They provide insights into the personal beliefs and inner lives of the writers and allow us to engross ourselves in the intimate details they share.

The vividly detailed series of letters exchanged between Joyce and Barnacle, an Irish emigrant couple often separated for long periods of time, conveys the sense of longing and urgency experienced by many others who find themselves in long distance relationships.

Join us as we explore Nora’s story and the important role emigrant letters play in shaping our understanding of our predecessors.

Nuala O’Connor lives in Co. Galway. Her fifth novel NORA (Harper Perennial/New Island, 2021), about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce, was recently published to critical acclaim in the USA, Ireland, the UK, and Germany, and is forthcoming in other languages. NORA was named as a Top 10 2021 historical novel by the New York Times. Nuala has curated the current exhibition at MoLI, ‘Loves, Says Bloom’, on the Joyce family, for #Ulysses100. Nuala is editor at flash fiction e-zine Splonk.

 

This event will be live streamed on Dublin City of Literature You Tube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ZAAm3fy_g

Venue

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Annie Moore Room, EPIC, The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock Dublin,

Time

06 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Little Museum of Dublin : Women in Ulysses (POSTPONED)

 * The online event this evening has been postponed due to illness. A new date will be re-scheduled in due course.

The Little Museum of Dublin presents a conversation – with images – between photographer Deirdre Brennan and author Nuala O’Connor, about Deirdre’s photo documentary series, Following Ulysses, which uses Joyce’s novel to consider politics, race, and class in modern Dublin.

Online Event.

Venue

Online Event

Time

07 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

An Evening of Noras at James Joyce Centre (BOOKED OUT)

An Evening of Noras will present a powerful insight into the extraordinary life of Nora Barnacle through written word, poetry, performance and music.

We welcome back writers; Clíona Saidléar and Sinéad Nolan, along with writer and performer Paula Greevy-Lee, and music by Sinéad Murphy.

This free performance will take place in the beautiful Kenmare Room in the James Joyce Centre.

It will last approx. 1 hour and will be followed by a Q and A.  

 

Venue

James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street Dublin, 1 Ireland

Time

07 April 2022 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Nuala O’Connor in conversation with Jessica Traynor

An online discussion between Nuala O’Connor and Jessica Traynor about 2022 One Dublin One Book choice Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce, as well as all things Joyce and writing.

Nuala O’Connor lives in Co. Galway, Ireland. Her novel NORA (Harper Perennial/New Island, 2021), about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce, was recently published to critical acclaim in the USA, Ireland, the UK, and Germany, and is forthcoming in other languages. NORA was named as a Top 10 2021 historical novel by the New York Times. Nuala is editor at flash fiction e-zine Splonk. 

Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist and librettist.  Her debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award and in 2016 was named one of the best poetry debuts of the past five years on Bustle.com. The Quick, was a 2019 Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary and Hennessy New Writer of the Year. Paper Boat, a new opera commission, will premiere in 2022. Residencies in 2021-22 include the Yeats Society Sligo, The Seamus Heaney Home Place and the DLR LexIcon. She is a Creative Fellow of UCD. Pit Lullabies was published by Bloodaxe in 2022 and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Venue

Online Event

Time

08 April 2022 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Nora Barnacle and James Joyce: The Galway Story (Online)

Galway Public Libraries will premiere the recording of last week’s event from St. Nicholas Church, Galway featuring authors Nuala O’Connor and Ray Burke in conversation with Emily Cullen. Along with music from Elizabeth Keane, Tomás Mannion, Carmel Dempsey and Emily Greaney. Watch on Galway Libraries Facebook page.

Irish Embassy Warsaw Book Club Event

 

Irish Embassy Warsaw Book Club Event

(18.00 Central European Time)

The Embassy of Ireland in Warsaw has the pleasure to host an online meeting with Nuala O’Connor, author of “Nora”, the chosen book for this year’s One Dublin One Book initiative, organised by Dublin City Libraries.

This event, open to everyone, aims to bring together readers from around Poland who have joined the One Dublin One Book project in 2022, either individually or as part of a book club.

This will be an opportunity to meet virtually with Nuala O’Connor herself, who will answer questions and give readers many further insights into her latest work. We hope this will be a perfect opportunity to learn more about Nora Barnacle and the family of James Joyce, as we celebrate 100 years of Ulysses and look forward to Bloomsday in June!

The event will take place online, via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to all registered participants in advance.

 

Venue

Online Event

Time

11 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Nuala O’Connor on Nora Barnacle and James Joyce

Nuala O’Connor will read from her novel Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce (New Island Books) and will talk about the inspiration for the book as well as her experience writing it.

In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. This year’s One Dublin One Book choice, Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse.

Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in Dublin and lives now in Co. Galway with her family. She has published five novels and six short story collections, including Becoming Belle, Miss Emily, You, and Joyride to Jupiter.

Copies of the book are available to borrow from Dublin City Libraries and are available in physical, e-book and e-audiobook formats.

 

Venue

Ballymun Library, Main Street Ballymun, Dublin, 9 Ireland

Time

12 April 2022 at 2:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

A reading of James Joyce and a Joycean themed writing session with author Leo Cullen

 

‘They were yung and easily freudened’: James Joyce plays around with words in his writing world. Come to this reading and writing session with Leo Cullen and enjoy, through Joyce, your own writing world! Be not young and easily frightened!

All level of writers welcome. 

Spaces limited.

 

Venue

Deansgrange Library, Clonkeen Drive Deansgrange, Dublin 18 D18 NY58

Time

13 April 2022 at 6:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Nora Barnacle’s Galway: Online Podcast

Join Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny for a Nora Barnacle themed episode of the Old Galway Diary Podcast. They will discuss Galway and Nora Barnacle during the time of her life and marriage to James Joyce. This podcast episode is open to all and will be released via the South Dublin Libraries Facebook Page.

It is brought to you by two of Galway’s finest writers and storytellers, Ronnie O’Gorman and Tom Kenny. Elaborating on topics they have covered in the Galway Advertiser in the Galway Diary and Old Galway section, and many other aspects of Galway life and history, they bring their inimitable style to allow you relax, listen and enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthDublinLibraries

Time

14 April 2022 at 7:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking not necessary

Love, Says Bloom (POSTPONED)

Unfortunately due to illness, this event has been postponed. We hope to re-schedule the event.

Join podcaster, Joycean and counter-culturalist Conner Habib for an in-depth exploration of author and guest curator Nuala O’Connor‘s —Love, says Bloom exhibition at MoLI, launched in February to celebrate the Ulysses centenary. The exhibition looks at the deep love between Irish writer James Joyce, his wife Nora Barnacle, and their children Giorgio and Lucia, using music as a steadfast element in their lives. Nuala will discuss the Joyce’s mutual devotion, alongside some of the music that bound them, while their world was in flux.

Venue

MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland, UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 XY43,

Time

14 April 2022 at 7:30 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

Creating History: Researching the Historical Novel with Nuala O’Connor & Kevin Power

 

In this informal conversation, Kevin Power will interview Nuala O’Connor about her experiences researching and writing her historical novels – not just Nora, this year’s One Dublin One Book choice, but her previous historical novels Becoming Belle and Miss Emily. An event of particular interest to writers and anyone interested in the process of turning history into fiction. 

Online via Zoom, sponsored by Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute

Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in Dublin and lives now in Co. Galway with her family. Nuala is the author of five  novels, including NORA,  Becoming BelleMiss Emily, a reimagining of the life of Emily Dickinson, The Closet of Savage Mementoes, You, and six short story collections, her most recent being Joyride to Jupiter. She has won many prizes for her short fiction including the Francis MacManus Award, the James Joyce Quarterly Fiction Contest and the UK’s Short Fiction Journal Prize. 

Kevin Power is Assistant Professor of Literary Practice, Oscar Wilde Centre, in Trinity College Dublin’s School of English and is the author of Bad Day at Blackrock and White City. His collection of essays The Written World: Essays will be published by Lilliput Press in May. 

Venue

Online Event

Time

19 April 2022 at 1:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential

The Book on One: NORA on RTÉ Radio One

RTE Radio 1’s The Book on One will feature this year’s One Dublin One Book NORA by Nuala O’Connor (New Island Books), read by actor Cathy Belton.

These will be broadcast during Late Date on RTÉ Radio One every week day evening at 11.20pm from Monday 4th to Friday 29th April 2022. Produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

The readings will be available for one month after broadcast.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/11397317/

Time

19 April 2022 at 11:20 pm - 29 April 2022 at 11:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

D12 Book Club Event for One Dublin One Book

At this special event for bookclubs in the Dublin 12 area, Nuala O’Connor will read from her novel Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce (New Island Books) and will talk about the inspiration for the book as well as her experience writing it.

In sensuous, resonant prose, Nuala O’Connor has conjured the definitive portrait of this strong, passionate and loyal Irishwoman. This year’s One Dublin One Book choice, Nora is a tour de force, an earthy and authentic love letter to Irish literature’s greatest muse.

Nuala O’Connor is a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born in Dublin and lives now in Co. Galway with her family. She has published five novels and six short story collections, including Becoming Belle, Miss Emily, You, and Joyride to Jupiter.

Copies of the book are available to borrow from Dublin City Libraries and are available in physical, e-book and e-audiobook formats.

Places are limited, so early booking is advisable.

Venue

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road Walkinstown, Dublin 12

Time

20 April 2022 at 6:30 pm

Tickets

Booking

Booking essential

Celebrate Nora Barnacle with an afternoon tea party in Dalkey Library Garden (BOOKED OUT)

Step back in time to the era of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce with a book discussion on NORA by Nuala O’Connor, facilitated by Mary Burnham,  music from the Joycean era and afternoon tea in the garden.

Come dressed in Joycean themed dress style as per Bloomsday!

Call it Nora-day!

Spaces limited.

 

Venue

Dalkey Library, 41 Castle Street, Dalkey Co. Dublin,

Time

21 April 2022 at 2:00 pm

Tickets

Free

Booking

Booking essential
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