'Odyssey' readings launch new literary fest


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The first Deep Water Literary Festival presents a marathon reading of “The Odyssey,” drawing on a new translation by Emily Wilson (pictured), who will kick off the first of 23 half-hour, relay-style readings on Saturday morning at different venues in Narrowsburg, along the Delaware River. It's all free and open to the public. Among the distinguished and celebrated readers are local resident Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight," "The Normal Heart," "The Avengers"), Becky Ann Baker (Loreen Horvath in "Girls"), Dylan Baker ("Homeland," "The Good Wife"), Booker Prize-winner Marlon James, as well as local theater company NACL, and legendary performance artist Penny Arcade, among many others. Actor and artist, Tilda Swinton, pre-recorded book ten, featuring the legendary sea nymph Circe. For more information please see related story, "Journalists to talk reporting in the age of Trump."



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