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Online Happy Hour Series

Welcome to ESU Happy Hour! The ESU has planned a series of programs to connect and reach out to our members through programs that are engaging, fun, and informative on a wide variety of topics. Happy Hour programs bring to you guest speakers live and free of charge.  Speakers may also suggest a unique cocktail for you to create and enjoy at home. These programs are designed so ESU members and guests can learn and interact with our outstanding speakers. Many speakers will provide exciting participation opportunities with fun give away books and products at the end of each program.

We invite members to suggest topics for future ESU Happy Hour Programs at this link. Cheers!

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Happy Hour Season 3

Wednesday, February 2 from 5:00 PM (EST)
Ulysses at 100 - A Celebration
Bill Kennedy

February 2 is both James Joyce's 140th birthday and also the centenary of the publication of his masterpiece Ulysses.

Have you read it? Is it on your bucket list? Have you tried to read it and given up? Have you been put off by its reputation?


Bill Kennedy from the Cleveland Branch will provide some guidance and insight into what has been called the greatest novel of the 20th century, the beginning of 'Modernism' in literature, and perhaps the greatest novel ever written. Hopefully we can all engage in a discussion of the book and its place in English literature.


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