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The Finnegans Wake Society of New York

Current & recent
events, activities, hither-and-thitherings

Just when is Earwickersnight?
Just as there is a Bloomsday for Ulysses, so there must be a date for the Wake. It has at last been determined by our own Peter Reichenberg and published in the James Joyce Quarterly. It's -- April 7, 1928. The event did not go unnoticed in London: here's the Times LIterary Supplement taking note of the discovery in a superior sort of way, with several errors regarding football that will go uncorrected...
April 7, 1928

Judd & Henry read the Wake

START THEM YOUNG...Wake Society member Judd Staley welcomes his son Henry home from the hospital with a Finnegans Wake reading.

Peter Reichenberg has Irish connections,
and on a visit to Ireland this summer was photographed in Dublin
with one of his grandchildren, and Joyce.

Not everyone knows...that we've made
at Cafe Press. We've made t-shirts for our members before; now there are lots of things, for everybody. The mark-up, please note, is 1¢ on each item, allowing Wake readers to stock up at minimal expense.

Ask for bosthoon, late for Mass, pray for blaablaablacksheep. FW301.05-06
Our 2008 wake on January 13th, Joyce's death anniversary, renamed Earwickernight in constradistinction to Bloomsday, went well despite the last-minute nature of it. And we're currently working on arrangements to meet at the Black Sheep, scene of Earwickernight, on a regular basis, which we hope will draw those who prefer a midtown venue.

Thanks to the ingenuity and scholarship of Kevin Gilroy who organized the evening, we had a great game of Wake Jeopardy, in which Peter Reichenberg walked away with the grand prize of a(nother) Wake t-shirt.

It's not our book, but ...
We're celebrating Bloomsday (June 16th) 2007
with a gathering at our new meeting place,
the Roisin Dubh pub,
for readings and drinkings. Details to come...
Read all about it:
We make the news.
Rare sighting of (possibly) Anna by her Liffey and (possibly) Humphrey with a statue of a bespectacled luminary, in Dublin, summer 2006.
History Ireland
Our Wake Watcher
Peter Reichenberg's

letter to the editor
of History Ireland

Reissue of
The Buffalo Notebooks
reviewed by Faith Steinberg

Wake Watchers Op-Art
Joel Greenberg
In memory of
Joel Greenberg
Ciceil Gross
"You Spiggoty Anglease"
-- an occasional member of our group tells us what the Wake is really about