The Leopold Bloom Writers Centre
The Leopold Bloom Writers Centre at 2 Grafton Street, Dublin aims to facilitate expression. Moving away from strict adherence to technical decisions, stifling academic literary rules, our classes focus instead on opening up creative awareness, awakening the subconscious eye so that the individual’s imagination and unique voice can suffuse to the fore. Our aim is to re-connect attendees with the sublime, to channel the natural streak of artistic expression that has perhaps been pushed down by rigorous adherence to the ‘rights and wrongs’ of other voices.
We are not the first to choose this location for its inspirational properties. In Ulysses, Joyce sends Leopold Bloom to the same address to explore the deeper side of his own subconscious. In that 1922 modernist novel, Joyce chose the location that is now The Leopold Bloom Writers Centre as the setting for a profound event, one which finds Bloom groping to see through the myopia of his own limited imagination.