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EPIC: A Reading of Homer’s Odyssey

March 30 - March 31

In celebration of National Poetry Month, SOMOS presents:
EPIC: A Reading of Homer’s Odyssey

Come listen to the ancient Greek epic 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

1-7 pm on Saturday, March 30 – Reading of Books 1-12

1-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 – Reading of Books 13-24

DETAILED READING SCHEDULE – This is a marathon reading; times are approximate.

SATURDAY, March 30, 2019 — 12:30 – 7 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – An Introduction

1-3 p.m. THE HERO’S SON/ Featuring Helen of Troy
Nancy Jenkins – Book 1, The Boy and the Goddess
Ramsey Scott – Book 2, A Dangerous Journey
Morten Nilssen – Book 3, An Old King Remembers
Chipper Thompson – Book 4, What the Sea God Said

3-5 p.m. ENTER ODYSSEUS/ Featuring Athena & Calypso
Diana Rico – Book 5, From the Goddess to the Storm
Wally Kuerschner – Book 6, A Princess and Her Laundry
Steve Rose – Book 7, A Magical Kingdom
Darien Fernandez – Book 8, The Songs of a Poet

5-7 p.m. THE ADVENTURES/ Featuring Cyclops, Lotus Eaters, Sirens, Scylla and Circe
Rich Greywolf – Book 9, A Pirate in a Shepherd’s Cave
Martha Guillory – Book 10, The Winds and the Witch
Francis Hahn – Book 11, The Dead
THS students – Book 12, Difficult Choices

SUNDAY, March 31, 2019 – 1-7 p.m.

1-3 p.m. HOMECOMING / Featuring Odysseus’ reunion with his son Telemachus
Debora Seidman – Book 13, Two Tricksters
Amy Livingston Larsen & Family– Book 14, A Loyal Slave
Terry Surguine – Book 15, The Prince Returns
Mark Jackson – Book 16, Father and Son

3-5 p.m. THE HERO’S WIFE / Featuring Odysseus’ reunion with his wife Penelope
Frank Oatman – Book 17, Insults and Abuse
Kathy Fitzgerald– Book 18, Two Beggars
Mya Coursey – Book 19, The Queen and the Beggar
Steve Fox – Book 20, The Last Banquet

5-7 p.m. RETURN OF THE KING / Archery contest, the slaughter of the suitors and the bed test
Tymotha Thurston – Book 21, An Archery Contest
Jim O’Donnell – Book 22, Bloodshed
Judith Kendall – Book 23, The Olive Tree Bed
Judith Rane – Book 24, Restless Spirits


March 30 - March 31
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SOMOS The Literary Society of Taos
108 Civic Plaza Drive
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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