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Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer’s Epic By the People and For the People at the Downtown Public Library

“Tell me, Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered far and wide after he had sacked Troy’s sacred city” … are the first lines of the Odyssey that I had the pleasure of reading at the Los Angeles Downtown Public Library. I was asked by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles to be one of two hundred readers to reading the Odyssey in its entirety (1200 lines). The voice of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) provided running commentary. Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Bradley Whitford, Susan Sullivan, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Lisa Loeb read. Also, magician Ricky Jay, KCRW traffic reporter Kajon Cermak, and musician Lol Tolhurst read as well.

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