Cornell University

During the spring semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy.

Odysseys: Minfong Ho & Kenneth McClane

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Odysseys: Ithaca Writers on Exile, Wandering, and Searching for Home is a reading series presented by Ithaca City of Asylum and co-sponsored by Global Cornell and Cornell's Migrations initiative.

Homer’s Odyssey recounts the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, as he seeks to return home after the Trojan War. In four monthly readings, pairs of Ithaca-based writers provide their takes on the theme of odysseys, from the physical to the intellectual to the emotional. 


Minfong Ho (author of The Clay Marble and Hush!, journalist, educator)

Kenneth McClane (professor of literature emeritus at Cornell, author, poet)


Edward Hower (novelist, Ithaca City of Asylum board member)

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Global Cornell, Migrations, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies




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David Guaspari

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