Madeline Miller has degrees in Classics from Brown University, and has used her academic background to create re-imaginings of some of Homer's most famous characters. Both of her novels have won numerous awards, and were New York Times bestsellers. Her recent book, Circe, foregrounds the witch with whom Odysseus spends some time on his long journey home, and makes Circe the heroine of her own epic. Miller will be discussing the process of "Writing Back to Homer," including the modern reception of ancient myths and considering feminist approaches to typically male-dominated stories. Miller will be available to sign books after her talk, and her books will be for sale on site as well. For more information visit her website.