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Deep Water Literary Fest 2019

Fairy tales are universal... even the stories that Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published in the 19th century have ancient roots. Little Red Riding Hood, for example, has counterparts in Africa and Asia, as well as Europe. There is an Iranian Sleeping Beauty. In our own time, fairy tales have been adapted and retold by feminist authors like Angela Carter and the poet Anne Sexton, as well as by black authors such as Helen Oyeyemi, interested in exploring the ways in which race and gender are coded and represented in these enduring tales.


The Deep Water Literary Fest 2019 will present a fairy tale extravaganza, based on the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, and 20th century interpretations. As with 2018 the festival will utilize multiple spaces around Narrowsburg, including buildings not typically associated with the arts. The readings will be augmented by artists, dancers, musicians, and actors.


By tapping into the talents of both local artists and authors as well as national figures, the Deep Water Literary Fest supports the community while also elevating the arts in a small river town. In 2017 the Deep Water Literary Fest was able to attract major figures of arts and letters, such as journalist Masha Gessen, actor Mark Ruffalo, and Booker Prize winner Marlon James as well as working closely with local artists, such as Morgan Puett, Thomas Bosket, and regional theater company NACL, to create a blueprint for future festivals.


Mark your calendars. And check back as we add details of this year's program.

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Your summer starts here

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At the Deepest Point of the Delaware...

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 Grimm's Fairy Tales. 

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High in the Sullivan Catskills...

Where eagles soar and shad come to spawn, we'll celebrate the power of words and the joy of reading with a series of free and ticketed events.

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A Celebration Like No Other

From a panel of essay writers, to a marathon reading of Grimm's Fairy Tales, to a poetry salon, find your next great read in the beautiful river town of Narrowsburg.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Grimm's: A Marathon

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Experience a marathon reading and performance of 10 of Grimm's Fairy Tales, each read by a different reader, supported by artists and performers in 12 Narrowsburg venues. Schedule to come.

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grimm's fairy tales: A Marathon

The Folk Tradition, Reinterpreted

Join us for the second annual Deep Water Literary Festival, as we kick off a series of readings of these iconic fairy tales. Audiences will be able to join in at any stage, or stay for each stage; those who complete the marathon will receive a festival t-shirt and a One Grand Books gift card.  See schedule below for full listings of each section, or follow Deep Water Festival on Facebook for updates 


Venues and performers  in order

SAT 16 JUNE

10.15-11.30 

The Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Ave.

Emily Wilson with Morgan Puett and Marc Switko

(Note: doors open at 10am)


11.45-12.45

Narrowsburg Library

Dylan Baker and Cara Francis with Kathryn Andrews


12.45-1.45 

Chi Hive, 22 Main St.

Lucy Taylor and Kameron Neal, with piano by Kazzrie Jaxen; and   

Becky Ann Baker with Thomas Bosket.


3.00–4.00

Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St.

Philip Goodwin with Amy Yoes; Thomas March with Rodger Belknap.


4.00-4.30           

256 Bridge St.

NACL  and  Tannis Kowalchuk  


4.45-5.15     

Maison Bergogne, 226 Bridge St.

Tilda Swinton


5.30-6.00    

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 31 Erie Ave.

Marlon James


6.00-6.30

Tusten Heritage Community Garden, De Mauro Ln (behind library)

Debbie Fisher Palmarini  with Jordan Nassar


SUN 17 JUNE

10.30-12.15

Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St.

Emily Wilson with soprano Dominique Hellsten;  Mark Ruffalo, with Andrew Ondrejcak; Stephanie Weeks with Rodney Harder.


12.30-1.00

Emerald Ballroom, 40 Main St.

Penny Arcade


1.15-1.45

Mayer Wasner, 58 Main St.

Maria Dahvana Headley 


2.00-3.00

The Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Ave.

Laurie Gwen Shapiro ; Kristin Worrall and Jake Shears 


3.15-4..15

The Laundrette, 20 5th St.

Sophia Skiles ; Ryan Ward and Ken Luck


4.30

The Platform, Main St

Hafizah Geter

A Vision in Neon

As with the 2018 festival,  we welcome the return of Moon Signs for a series of neon installations paying tribute to the tales of the Brothers Grimm.  

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60 Main Street, Narrowsburg, New York 12764, United States

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Schedule

Three Days of Readings and Performances

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