Upcoming Literary Events

Literary Events Archive

Bloomsday 2018 • June 16

ReJoyce at The Edinburgh Castle • 1pm-5pm

A celebration of James Joyce with dramatic readings and song, by the Anna Livia Players takes place Saturday June 16th between 1pm and 5pm at the Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary Street. More info: 415-728-8573

Bloomsday at Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley • 2pm

Thomas Lynch reads from James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” 2 p.m. Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. www.mrsdalloways.com

Bloomsday 2018 at Mechanics’ SF • 5pm

Eat, drink, read, and walk on the wild side of Dublin for Bloomsday celebration, June 16th. The evening begins with a special Bloomsday menu with lively musical interludes featuring a Celtic music ensemble with singers Melanie O’Reilly, Esther Mulligan, and John Ilyin accompanied by Anne Goess on violin and others. This is an open mic and community reading of Ulysses by James Joyce — so, bring your book and be ready to read and share your favorite short passages! Bloomsday attire is welcome.
DADA Bar, 65 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. Admission includes a Bloomsday Plate. No-host bar. Register



Irish Arts & Writers’ Festival, 2018 •

Mark Calendars Oct 12-14, 2018, Los Gatos & San Francisco

The Irish Arts & Writers’ Festival is a four-day festival featuring Irish writers, artists, and musicians. Watch this space for 2018 festival schedule. Volunteers neededemail for information.

See 2017 program here


Eanlaí Cronin Workshops


Alameda-based Irish writer Eanlaí Cronin‘s workshops are based on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, which believes that every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft. Each workshop drops writers easily and instantly into the core content asking to be written through them, whether it is poetry, fiction, memoir or journal and process writing. Participants write to carefully prepared prompts designed to prime the creative pump, read their work aloud (though not required), and give and receive positive feedback using a simple and skillful AWA format. Open to writers of all ability levels.

Workshops start every few months so email Eanlai at eanlaicronin@gmail.com for more information or to register for the next session.

No previous writing experience is required. Just book your place in advance and take the Amherst Writers and Artists Method for a test drive.

“The time spent in Eanlai’s writing workshop has been a profound healing experience for me. Eanlai creates a space for creativity with the freedom to express yourself without inhibition.  The healing is not just from my own writing, but from hearing the words and wisdom of the other writers in the group.  It is mystical.” – Sharon Kuhn, Fremont, CA