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2024 NEA Big Read Keynote: Madeline Miller in conversation with George O’Connor

Join me for a virtual conversation about the book Circe with fellow Greek-ophile, author Madeline Miller!

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2024 NEA Big Read Keynote: Madeline Miller in conversation with George O’Connor
2024 NEA Big Read Keynote: Madeline Miller in conversation with George O’Connor

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Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Author MADELINE MILLER will deliver the 2024 NEA Big Read Miami keynote address, followed by a conversation with author and illustrator GEORGE O’CONNOR on the themes found in the book, including the retelling of myths and the persistence of thousand-year old tales.

Miller has been a force in bringing mythology to the masses with her bestselling novels Song of Achilles and Circe. O’Connor has created what is essentially a modern-day D’Aulaires with his bestselling middle-grade graphic novel series, Olympians. Together, they possess the Midas touch when it comes to retelling Greek mythology for a modern age. These stories persist after thousands of years because their themes are universal and still as true as ever. However, most of the stories we have come to know have alternate versions as recorded by various historians. In this keynote talk, Miller and O’Connor will discuss various themes found in Circe, with a focus on the persistence of mythology and how perspective changes a story.

Presented in partnership with Pennington Library as part of the 2024 NEA Big Read Miami.

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