Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Session on West Bank Boogie at Dylan Symposium

Please join me for my session next Tuesday: "West Bank Boogie: The Scene Around Dylan" as part of the Bob Dylan Symposium, "Highway 61 Revisited: Dylan's Road from Minnesota to the World". in conjunction with "Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966", the ongoing exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum. Check the website for registration details (day rates and entire symposium).

First, on Sunday, March 25, at 4:45 pm, I'm signing West Bank Boogie books prior to the Dylan
Symposium Opening Reception at the Weisman Art Museum. They're available for sale in the Weisman Gift shop or bring your copy.

On Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. my session is part of "Positively 4th St. and Beyond: Minnesota Accents," chaired by renowned music writer, Martin Keller. This will be held in Coffman Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Room 324.

Here is the overview of the Symposium:
Designed as a lively and stimulating assessment of Bob Dylan’s work, sources, influences, and aimed at a diverse audience of scholars, students, avid fans, journalists, musicians, and other Dylanologists, Highway 61 Revisited will be a landmark international gathering. Speakers include many key writers on Dylan’s work and other scholars of music, American culture, literature, history, and international subjects as well as musicians and writers. Presentations will give particular emphasis to Dylan’s Minnesota roots, his routes to other places, cultures, and musical traditions, and his international sources and impact. Featured speakers include Greil Marcus, Michael Gray, Christopher Ricks, Alessandro Carrera, Anne Waldman, Daphne Brooks, Matt Friedberger, Gayle Wald, Dave Marsh, Thomas Crow, CP Lee, Darcey Steinke, Robert Polito, Stephen Scobie, Dylan Hicks and a line up of Minneapolis musicians, and more.

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