Dylan Days commence in Hibbing, Minnesota

Today Dylan Days starts in earnest in Bob Dylan’s hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota.

Duluth poet laureate Sheila Packa will lead a poetry workshop from 1-3 p.m. at the Hibbing Memorial Building dining hall.

At 3, M.L. Liebler and the Coyote Monk Band Great Northern Radio Show alumnus and Hibbing’s own Iris Kolodji will provide entertainment on the Memorial Building Little Theater stage, where at 3:30 authors and poets will read winnings works from the B.J. Rolfzen Memorial Dylan Days Creative Writing Contest.

Friday night brings one of the epic traditions in Dylan Days, the singer/songwriter contest at Zimmy’s. A number of working musicians and up-and-comers are planning a trip to Hibbing for the showdown featuring one Dylan cover and one original song.

Dylan Days continues through the weekend, especially tomorrow where a number of events are scheduled in Dylan’s hometown.

See the complete schedule at www.dylandays.org.

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