Monday, October 24, 2011

THIS SATURDAY! "Sing to Me, O Muse" Symposium to be Held at Cambridge Public Library

Symposium to Feature Readings, Talks, and Performances from the Greek Classics

SING TO ME, O MUSE takes its title from the opening lines of The Odyssey, and will feature readings, talks, and performances highlighting the impact of  the epic poems, myths, and legends of the ancient Greeks on childhood, literature, and society.

October 29 from 10 am to 4 pm
Cambridge Public Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lecture Hall (Floor L2)

A remarkable chorus of artists, writers, storytellers, musicians, dancers, educators and students includes Gregory Maguire, Susan Cooper, Ashley Bryan, Sebastian Lockwood, Evi Gerokosta (on film), Tracy Barrett, Gareth Hinds, Jill Paton Walsh, John Rowe  Townsend, Dr. John Pappas and his Metropolis of Boston Dance Group, Katherine Kleitz, Barbara Scotto, Martha Walke, Daryl Mark, Nora Tisel Farley, Connie Carven, Susan Flannery, and Barbara Harrison.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Please register for the event, by emailing Martha Walke at or by calling her at (802) 765-4935. In your message, include your name, email address, home phone and cell phone numbers.

As a courtesy to library patrons, we request that you do not park in the Cambridge Public Library underground garage. Please enjoy free parking in the parking lot of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 1611 Cambridge Street (7:00 am-5:30 pm). This location is about 1 ½ blocks from the library (walk across Cambridge Street and follow Ellery Street to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway and you will see the Main Library). For directions to Harvard Vanguard please check their website:

Book Sales and Signing
Books by speakers will be available for sale from 9:00 – 9:45 am, and again during lunch, thanks to Porter Square Books. No book sales after the program.

We encourage people to bring a bag lunch or to plan on a picking up a quick lunch at the nearby Broadway Market on Broadway or Darwin’s Ltd on Cambridge Street.

This event is hosted by Children’s Literature New England, The Examined Life: Greek Studies in the Schools, and the Cambridge Public Library, SING TO ME, O MUSE derives from a colloquy and study tour in April 2011 in which American, British, and Canadian writers, illustrators, and educators visited Greece.

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