St. Patrick's Day Parade The James Joyce Alliance for the Rigorous Reading ......

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a chilly and rainy
St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 14, 2009
The James Joyce Alliance for the Rigorous Reading the Meticulous Inquiry and the Thoughtful Analysis of the Literary Masterpiece Ulyssesrain and cold are no problem for fans of James Joyce - on the right you'll notice one Gerry Adair a true fan of Ulysses

making props
The kids were great- all Joyce fans too!

this guy just finished Finnegan's Wake
weren't able to decorate our float the way we wanted to due to the rain - still it was darned nice
parade action
we were right behind "March Madness" Lexington's greatest community band

some fair ladies from March Madness- it was a great parade!
Join us and particpate in Lexington's St. Patrick's Day Parade
…..The James Joyce Alliance for the Rigorous Reading the Meticulous Inquiry and the Thoughtful Analysis of the Literary Masterpiece, Ulysses ….wants you!
Saturday March 14, parade begins at 1pm
To join us: Show up at Third Street Coffee (257 N. Limestone St., Lexington) by 12pm on Sat. March 14. (we will walk to our parade start spot from there)
Come earlier if you want to help decorate our float (a push cart donated by Home Depot) on which we will have someone reading in a cozy chair with a good reading lamp and perhaps a nice throw rug and so forth.
Marchers are asked to bring copies of Ulysses to read as we march. If you don’t have a copy there are still copies available at The Morris Bookshop. Also feel free to create your own cardboard (or whatever) version of Ulysses- larger then life versions will be seen easier by spectators. You may also want to dress as a character from the novel or even as James Joyce himself, whatever you like. Kids are especially welcome! Just imagine the thrill thousands of parade spectators will experience as our group of avid readers passes by them!
Sponsored by: ElandF Gallery small projects accelerator, Third Street Coffee and Latitude Artist Community
Ulysses is considered to be Joyce’s greatest novel. It is an amazing and impossible bit of magic. It loosely follows the Odyssey of Homer, though everything in Joyce’s telling takes place in just one day which is June 16th 1904, now known as ‘Bloomsday’. During this day Joyce’s characters explore the City of Dublin and just about anything one might imagine occurs.

Read about Ulysses on Wikipedia:
Lexington’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
from Ulysses-
It soared, a bird, it held its flight, a swift pure cry, soar silver orb
it leaped serene, speeding, sustained, to come, don't spin it out too
long long breath he breath long life, soaring high, high resplendent,
aflame, crowned, high in the effulgence symbolistic, high, of the
etherial bosom, high, of the high vast irradiation everywhere all
soaring all around about the all, the endlessnessnessness