The epic journey of the Library Foundation’s month-long, city-wide celebration, The L.A. Odyssey Project, docks at the Central Library this Saturday, October 25, for a marathon reading of Homer’s epic poem. The words of Homer were originally spoken aloud to rapt audiences, and to relive this oral tradition “Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer’s Epic By the People and For the People” will feature over 200 Angelenos, including students, celebrities, scholars, librarians, veterans, Library Foundation Members, and more.
Actors Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Bradley Whitford, Susan Sullivan, and Roger Guenveur Smith; musicians Lisa Loeb, Lol Tolhurst (The Cure), and Ceci Bastida; sleight of hand artist Ricky Jay; KCRW traffic queen Kajon Cermak; and others will read through the poem over the course of the day and the voice of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) will provide running commentary, abridging the epic poem for the audience.
Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Bring the entire family and enjoy an Odyssey puppet show in the KLOS Story Theater or craft your own puppet inspired by the epic in the breathtaking Rotunda!
“Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer’s Epic By the People and For the People”
Presented in collaboration with The Readers of Homer
Saturday, October 25
2nd Floor Getty Gallery, Central Library
10:30am – 5:30pm
To learn more about The L.A. Odyssey Project, visit lfla.dev/odyssey.