Dylan Days stokes literary flames on the Iron Range

As some of you know, I am one of the organizers of Dylan Days, an annual event celebrating Hibbing’s own Bob Dylan and the arts community of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. This week we’re releasing the results of the Dylan Days Creative Writing Contest. The contest takes on even deeper meaning this year in the… Read More →

Iron Ranger wins Pulitzer Prize

OK, so he hasn’t considered himself an Iron Ranger for a long time (if he ever really did) but Bob Dylan won a special Pulitzer Prize today “for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” What better way to celebrate Dylan’s Pulitzer than by making… Read More →

Dylan Days wins grant for Iron Range Bob Dylan exhibit

One of my pet projects is Dylan Days, an annual arts event in Hibbing run by an initiative called “Dylan Arts Celebration,” which I co-chair. Kelly Grinsteinner of the Hibbing Daily Tribune reported Sunday about our recent $10,000 grant from Iron Range Resources’ Culture and Tourism program to create exhibit material for an upcoming Bob… Read More →

New look at Ironworld

For those interested, Ironworld is going through some changes this year. Check out the Hibbing Daily Tribune story. Dylan Days — one of my many side projects — is working with Ironworld to put together a Dylan exhibit next May. Stay tuned for this and potentially even more exciting news. Related posts: No related posts.

Dylan Days preview

I posted about Dylan Days earlier this morning so I figured I’d announce the preliminary plan for Dylan Days 2008. There’s more coming, including the announcement of musical acts and the specific schedule. Work is in full swing. Dylan Days is an annual event honoring Hibbing’s famous son Bob Dylan and the arts community of… Read More →

Tangled up in puns

I’ve been involved with Dylan Days in Hibbing since 2001. One of the interesting things about Bob Dylan’s effect on the American psyche is how newspaper writers don’t really need a good reason to write about the things he does or says. Hence today’s DNT editorial. I am just about done hearing the phrase “Tangled… Read More →

MinnesotaBrown also does real things sometimes

Meet the Author This blog doesn’t pay the bills. What it does, however, is allow me to build support for my professional work as a teacher, writer, speaker and radio producer. I deliver keynote speeches, lectures and specialized presentations related to topics like the Iron Range, Minnesota politics and history, writing, blogging and the media…. Read More →