Jun 16-18, 2023
Jun 16-18, 2023Narrowsburg, NY
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Deep Water 2023

Orwell, Still

“Of all the literary festivals I’ve attended over my long career, none comes close to Deep Water for warmth, welcome, setting, originality and inspiration. I can’t wait to return."
— Joyce Maynard
“An epic literary festival”
— The New York Times
"A destination festival that is pure joy and not to be missed."
— A.M Homes

Deep Water Literary Festival returns to Narrowsburg this June with a dynamic program of visiting and local authors and artists gathered to examine the timely and enduring work of George Orwell. Across the genres of fiction, non fiction and journalism, no other author in the English language has entered the contemporary political lexicon as extensively, and yet the term “Orwellian” remains as misunderstood as it is overused. Join us as we explore the continuing relevance of Orwell’s vision and the impact he maintains on our literature and society.

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