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The Iliad and the Odyssey at The Gibson Ranch 

Sacramento, California, Date 1998


The inaugural readings at Gibson Ranch in Sacramento were rustic, all-night affairs. Participants came with sleeping bags, flashlights, and copies of Richard Lattimore’s translations, settling in for the long magic of a night of poetry. It was here that Readers founder Prof. Kathryn Hohlwein first established the two guiding instructions to readers: do not apologize and do not comment.