Bloomsday readings by Marcia Farquhar and Tony White

I shall be reading at the wonderful Bookartbookshop as part of their Bloomsday celebration this year, and I’m especially delighted to be doing so alongside Marcia Farquhar. I was privileged to see Marcia performing Molly Bloom’s monologue a couple of years ago, and it was really something.

Not to be missed.

Here’s the announcement:

Please join us for Bloomsday readings by Marcia Farquhar and Tony White
Sunday 16th June, 2019
2.00 – 5.30pm

The legendary Marcia Farquhar will be reading Molly Bloom’s monologue from James Joyce’s ULYSSES & we will drink a glass or two of the cheapest Bourgogne wine.

London author Tony White will give his ‘bravura’ reading of ‘The Willingdone Museyroom’ from Finnegans Wake – plus his Portrait of the Author as a Young Postman: on reading Joyce in the Camden Town of the early 1990s – as presented at the recent Finneganight celebrations on 4 May, marking the 80th anniversary of its first publication by Faber and Faber in 1939.

“White stormed his way through a bravura performance of ‘The Willingdone Museyroom’ during which we all became temporary exhibits . . . prefaced by a brilliant off-the-cuff account of his early encounters with the Wake.” David Collard

Marcia Farquhar is an artist working in performance, photography, painting and object-making. Her site-specific works have been staged and exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, as well as in lecture theatres, kitchen showrooms, hotels, pubs, parks and leisure centres.

Tony White’s latest novel is the Oulipo-inspired thriller The Fountain in the Forest (Faber and Faber, 2018). In 1994 he founded the artists’ book series Piece of Paper Press, and has since published titles by writers and artists including Michael Moorcock, Liliane Lijn, Alison Turnbull, Courttia Newland, Tim Etchells, Joanna Walsh, and many more.

Do come and join us!


Bloomsday readings by Marcia Farquhar and Tony White, Sunday 16 June 2019, Bookartbookshop, 17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6HB. 2:00pm–5:30pm (readings start 2:45pm)

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