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Deep Water Literary Festival, One Grand Books (Narrowsburg, NY)

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See Emily Wilson in person at our inaugural #deepwaterlitfest in #Narrowsburg discussing her translation Friday June 15 (Wilson will also kick of a marathon reading of The Odyssey on Sat 16th June at the Union at 10.30am).


Join us for a magical three-day festival for people who love books, and the writers that inspire them, with a series of readings, performances, and a marathon, multi-venue reading of The Odyssey.

From a panel on pioneering women, to a poetry and pizza slam; from live musical performances to literary karaoke, explore the beautiful river town of Narrowsburg, NY by foot while celebrating the power of words and the joy of reading.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Reserve your tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. Tickets will be available at the door if space allows

Special Performance by Penny Arcade

Tickets Available Here!



Friday June 15th

Opening Night Cocktail Party & Recitals
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Street, Main St, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, USA

Join local merchants as they open their doors for a Odyssey-themed cocktail party and readings.

Bella Bathurst: A Meditation on Sound
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gloria Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg 12764

In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. For the next twelve years, deafness shaped her life, until, in 2009, everything changed again. Sound draws on this extraordinary experience, exploring what it is like to lose your hearing and – as Bella eventually did – to get it back, and what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise.

Emily Wilson: On Translating Homer's The Odyssey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gloria Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY 12764

Emily Wilson is the first woman to translate the Greek epic into English. She talk about her process, and her radical break with the past.

Jake Shears: Boys Keep Swinging
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gloria Krause Recital Hall, DVAA, 37 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY 12764

Jake Shears of Scissors Sisters is up to read from his new memoir “Boys Keep Swinging”