The Big Read is a community reading program designed to link Purdue University and Greater Lafayette. With the help of local and university partners, each year we select a great book, create a calendar of engaging events, and provide free copies of the text to undergraduates, high school students, public libraries, and more. Engagement programs like the Big Read produce demonstrable, positive communal effects, and are essential to Purdue’s mission as a public land grant university seeking to educate and serve the citizens of Indiana. Over the past two years, the English Department has given away over 2000 books to the community as part of The Big Read program.
34 East 69th Street New York
May 1—July 19, 2019
David Zwirner is pleased to present Dangerous Liaisons, an exhibition of new works by Chris Ofili, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location, in New York. The show marks the artist’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery.
The title of the exhibition references René Magritte’s eponymous painting of 1935, which Ofili explores in drawings that employ the compositional organization of the Surrealist’s work as a structure for his own rich and layered colorism. The interwoven patterns and forms in these works create dynamic visuals in which the delicately rendered surfaces optically pulse and vibrate.
Homer’s Odyssey serves as another central theme of the show, with several drawings and paintings devoted to the figures of Calypso and Odysseus. Inspired in part by the music of the island of Trinidad, where Ofili has lived since 2005, the artist has reimagined Calypso—traditionally represented as a deceptive femme fatale—as a striking mermaid, and he has visualized Odysseus as a beautiful, dark-skinned suitor. In the paintings, Ofili presents the characters with curving bodies, sumptuously spread out across the compositions and displayed in layered surfaces filled with arabesque vines and bubble-like forms.
“Arts Unplugged,” a new series of events sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, will kick off April 26 with “The Odyssey in Ithaca,” a daylong community reading of a new translation of Homer’s “Odyssey” featuring campus and community members.
Readers for the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Groos Family Atrium of Klarman Hall, will include students, faculty and staff from Cornell, Ithaca College and Binghamton University; local middle and high school students; and community members.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, SOMOS presents:
EPIC: A Reading of The Odyssey
Come listen to the epic Greek poem, "The Odyssey" by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson. A merry crew of readers will be reading the poem in its entirety over the course of two days.This is a casual event - bring snacks, pillows, and get comfy! Come and go as you please.
12:30-1pm Saturday, March 30 An Introduction to The Odyssey
1-7 pm on Saturday, March 30 - Readings
1-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 - Readings
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT BUT A LIMITED NUMBER OF STAND-BY TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
The Odyssey: A Staged Reading and Discussion
Date/Time: March 15th, 7.30pm
Venue: Fishman Space, BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
A distant war, a long-awaited return, a journey back, a homecoming, a wife and husband, and revenge: the arc of Homer’s Odyssey comes to life in Emily Wilson’s translation that is both contemporary and faithful to the musicality and physicality of the ancient Greek epic. Join the Aquila Theatre and Emily Wilson for a staged reading of an abbreviated version of Wilson’s translation; and a post-show discussion with the translator, an actor and veteran from Aquila’s Warrior Chorus, and a veteran’s partner. What does the Odyssey mean today to veterans and their families? What does Wilson’s new translation in iambic pentameter bring to the text that others have missed? How does performance help us to experience the Odyssey in new ways?
Ticket Price: FREE
PLEASE RESERVE TICKETS AT: https://odysseystagedreading.brownpapertickets.com
This event is presented by the Society for Classical Studies, Aquila Theatre and the Onassis Foundation USA. BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply. BAM membership benefits do not apply.
Please join us for a complete reading of Emily Wilson's groundbreaking new translation of Homer's Odyssey! All volunteer readers will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Wilson's translation. Prizes will also be awarded to outstanding readers at the end of the evening.
Public Reading of Emily's Wilson's "Odyssey"
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
An adventure marathon: Homer’s epic told in full over 12 hours
Translated by Emily Wilson
Date: Saturday 1 December 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
Admission is FREE
The Stork Theatre presents a homeric marathon: The Odyssey told in full over 12 hours by 30 different performers. Homer’s classic adventure story told from beginning to end for the first time ever in Australia – A must see. Join us for your favourite chapter, stay for the whole 12 hour marathon or come and go as you please. This event is ideal for families, students and anyone who loves adventure.
Bring a picnic and join us at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion, in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road for this adventure marathon. Admission is FREE and seating in the pavilion itself is limited but there a plenty of ideal picnic spots on the grass.
The goddess, the Sorceress, the Queen and the wife will be brought to life by the prodigious talents of Sigrid Thornton, Natasha Herbert, Kate Kendall and many more.
The Classics Department hosts a campus-wide reading of The Odyssey on Wednesday, November 28 from 8:30 am-10 pm. This event, fondly referred to as a Homerathon, features a reading of the entirety of Homer's Odyssey at different locations on campus throughout the day.
8:30-11:30 am, Academy Room, Shadek-Fackenthal Library
noon-3 pm, Atrium, Steinman College Center
3:30-6:30 pm, Kriesel Lobby, Roshel Center for Performing Arts
7-10 pm, Bonchek College House Great Room
Euripides's Trojan Women (Translated by Emily Wilson; performed at University of the Arts, Philadelphia)
Arts Bank Theater / 601 S. Broad St.
(Sales begin October 29)
Complimentary tickets available for UArts students, faculty, and staff (1 ticket per UArts Community Member). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for code.
Nov 15, 7:30pm
Nov 16, 7:30pm
Nov 17, 2pm and 7:30pm
Nov 18, 2pm
Now in its twelfth year, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival brings together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers to explore the burning issues of our times.
This year we invite you on a journey across centuries and borders to celebrate the power of literature to reflect on the world in which we live. Our journey takes in everything from a celebration of Homer’s Odyssey to an examination of contemporary America in the lead-up to the midterm elections.
At the heart of the festival is a celebration of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, marking its first-ever translation into English by a woman, Emily Wilson. This timeless classic is explored through live readings, talks and workshops with writers from Mary Beard to Madeline Miller. The theme of homeland and journeys continues in appearances from leading writers including Esi Edugyan, Aida Edemariam and Mohsin Hamid.
An all-day, collaborative reading of Homer's Odyssey in Prof. Emily Wilson's new translation. At lunch, Prof. Wilson will be joining us for a conversation about the epic and her translation.
"Acclaimed Irish actor/director, Adrian Dunbar, will direct a special site-specific adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, on five of the most beautiful beaches in Donegal.
The production will be presented episodically with food and music as part of the new cross-border arts initiative ‘Arts Over Borders’.
The novel event will run over the Bank Holiday Weekend, August 24-28.
Arts Over Borders builds on the work developed over the last five years by Seán Doran and Liam Browne (DoranBrowne), on the creation of the ‘Beckett Festival’ and ‘A Wilde Weekend’ in Enniskillen, the ‘Brian Friel Festival’ in Derry and Donegal and more recently their quality year long programme for the opening year of the Seamus Heaney ‘HomePlace’ in Bellaghy."
From Donegal Now, https://www.donegalnow.com/features/homers-odyssey-presented-beaches-donegal/178783
Brighton Center for the Performing Arts presents "The Odyssey" by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson, and adapted and directed by Gregory Keng Strasser. "The Odyssey" will play July 12-15, 2018, at the Brighton Center for Performing Arts, 7878 Brighton Rd., 48116. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for students, and $13 for seniors. Tickets are available online at www.brightonperformingarts.com/tickets, by calling the office at 810-299-4130, at the Brighton Community Ed office at 850 Spencer Rd., or at the door. Additional information is available by visiting www.brightonperformingarts.com.
Experience the magic of epic poetry read aloud! Join us for a 10-hour participatory reading of one of the greatest stories ever told – the monumental and magical Odyssey by Homer.
Over 200 participants of all ages and backgrounds will gather to read the poem, line-by-line, one after another, from start to finish. Readers each receive a 3-minute passage from the celebrated new English translation by Emily Wilson. Readers are invited to read, sing, or perform this passage in English or in a language of their choosing.