Bloomsday tradition brings tales of brave 'Ulysses'.
Bloomsday is named for Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of the Irish author James Joyce's seminal work, "Ulysses,'' which is set entirely on June 16, 1904. During the ramble, sections of the novel are read at various places around the city.
The schedule for locations and sections read is as follows:
*"Telemachus,'' 8-9:30 a.m.: Bancroft Tower, Salisbury Park, Bancroft Tower Road
*"Nestor,'' 10-10:30 a.m.: Institute Park, Salisbury Street
*"Lestrygonians,'' Noon -1:30 p.m.: Armsby Abbey, 144 Main St.
*"Scylla and Charybdis,'' 2-3:30 p.m.: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St.
*"Cyclops,'' 4-5:30 p.m.: Burnside Fountain (aka the Turtle Boy Statue), Worcester Common, Franklin & Church Streets
*"Sirens,'' 6-7:30 p.m.: Boynton Restaurant, 117 Highland St.
*"Oxen of the Sun,'' 8-9:30 p.m.: Espress Yourself Cafe, 2 Richmond Ave.
Coffee will be provided for the 8 a.m. stop, but participants must buy their own lunches and dinners at meal stops.
It is highly recommended that participants bring a hat and a chair.
The ramble will proceed rain or shine.