The Bloomsday readathon to break world record
More than 100 Irish writers have gathered for the Bloomsday readathon at the Irish Writing Centre this weekend. The public reading will last for over 28 hours, with authors reading one after another in an attempt to break a world record. The current record for consecutive readings is held by the Berlin International Literature Festival, in which 75 authors read consecutively.
Among the 111 scheduled readers for the Bloomsday event will be Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne. In case you can't make it to the record breaking reading, don't worry, it will be streamed live worldwide though the Irish Writing Centre's website. Now where's James Joyce when you really need him?