James Joyce 21

Happy Bloomsday 2020! Following on from the 2019 Dubliners short story initiative organised by DR Anne Marie D’Arcy we’re celebrating Bloomsday 2020 with the launch of a year long children’s writing competition, again in collaboration with Marsh’s Library’ Dublin, with an exhibition planned for Bloomsday 2021 when 21 of the entries submitted will be chosen for exhibition. The invitation to submit is open to children around the world, up to 18 years of age. Inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses 

( https://www.obrien.ie/ulysses )

write a story, fiction/ non fiction around just one day in your life. In the spirit of James Joyce we’d like you to write about any one day in your own life, in your own part of the world, in your own words, and in your own voice.

500 words or less. 

Entries: #Bloomsday 2021 with Child’s 1st name, age, Country of residence to info@museumofchildhood.ie ,by parent/ guardian only. 

Some good Joyce links for children : 



Entries should be submitted by parent/guardian only to: info@museumofchildhood.ie Title the entry: Bloomsday 2021, and include the child’s first name only, age, and country of abode. Terms and conditions apply.

Here are some links you might like to explore:



Below are some photographs from the Children’s Dubliners, James Joyce Story Writing Competition school workshops and presentation. Wonderful young writers took part, with the fantastic Julie Burke and all the team at Marsh’s Library, the inspirational Dr Anne Marie D’Arcy from the University of Leicester, and Majella McAllister and Dr Matthew Fogarty from the MCI Project. The Presentation was on Wednesday afternoon the 11th March 2020 in the magical setting of Marsh’s Library, Dublin.