The four-part reading series “Odysseys: Ithaca Writers on Exile, Wandering, and Searching for Home,” which ran from February to May, is now available for viewing on the Tompkins County Public Library’s YouTube channel. You can also go directly to the session of your choice by following the links below.
- Session 1: Gail Holst-Warhaft & Aoise Stratford, moderated by David Guaspari (watch on YouTube)
- Session 2: Sorayya Khan & Raza Rumi, moderated by Barbara Adams (watch on YouTube)
- Session 3: Valzhyna Mort & Raul Palma, moderated by Kate Blackwood (watch on YouTube)
- Session 4: Minfong Ho & Kenneth McClane, moderated by Edward Hower (watch on YouTube)
Our deepest thanks go to our generous and talented writers, whose readings and discussions were universally deep, moving, and inspiring. Thanks, too, to the four ICOA board members who so ably moderated.
We were thrilled not just with the quality of the presentations, but with the response to the series. People logged in from across our community and around the world. Between the livestream and archived versions, attendance averaged well over 100 per session. We are grateful to our friends at the Tompkins County Public Library, who hosted the series on their Zoom platform, and especially to Cady Fontana, Makerspace librarian, who punched all the right buttons behind the scenes.
We also want to thank our cosponsors, Buffalo Street Books, Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, Global Cornell, Cornell Migrations, Ithaca College Department of Writing, Odyssey Bookstore, Story House Ithaca for their support in getting out the word to their audiences. We feel very fortunate to be part of this extraordinary community.