Reading Odyssey Annual Report – 2011

We have created our first annual report in order to keep our growing community apprised of where we’ve been and where we are going.

You can read it here:


The report details a number of things. We had a great year in 2011 – and reached thousands of adults around the world with our programs.
We have great plans in store for the future and in the report we describe how we are testing a new marketing strategy to reach adults: we are providing a free platform for *high schools* to run reading groups with the *parents* of their students, and also, for *libraries* to run groups with patrons.
As for help – we need all the help we can get to ignite more curiosity and lifelong learning.Would you like to help us?If so, you can assist in any of the following ways.

– Get a Reading Odyssey test reading group going at a school or library near you

– Help us launch more books (we need more scholars in science and literature to lend a hand)

– Donate $2.50 or $25.00?

It’s been about 2,500 years since the first great books began to appear and you can make a tax-deductible contribution in an amount to commemorate that. You will fund our global volunteer efforts to help more adults read important, challenging books:

You can also join one of our virtual reading groups this year – we are reading Homer’s Odyssey in May ( and Herodotus starting in September ( We also have a question and answer session on Iliad with Professor Paul Cartledge Monday, April 2 at 7pm New York time. Please join us for that –

If you have any questions or want to find out more about how to help, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

Phil Terry
Founder and Chair, Reading odyssey


22. March 2012 by Phil Terry
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