New York's 14th Street Y has announced a symposium entitled "Bob Dylan & The Band: What Kind of Love Is This?" to be held on 5 December. The six and a half hour talkfest features an all-star lineup of noted Dylanologists:
Greil Marcus: Author of the definitive book on Bob Dylan and The Band, Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.
Christopher Ricks: Renowned critic and scholar of English literature and poetry, and author of Dylan’s Visions of Sin.
John Niven: Novelist whose book Music from Big Pink vividly imagines the world of Bob Dylan and The Band.
Dana Spiotta: Author of mesmerizing portraits of the 60’s underground, including Eat the Document.
Matt Friedberger: Co-founder of the visionary rock band The Fiery Furnaces.
D.A. Pennebaker: Pioneering film documentarian, whose credits include Don’t Look Back, the first film on Bob Dylan.
Stephen Hazan Arnoff: Executive Director of the 14th Street Y writes and teaches widely on music, art and religion.
Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding): Singer-songwriter and award winning author of Misfortune.
William G. Scheele: Museum curator and former Equipment/Stage Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band.
The program of events kicks off on 3 December with the gallery showing of some of Scheele's photographs of Dylan and his mates from 1973-1975. It concludes with a concert on 5 December following the roundtable, with musicians including Laura Cantrell, John Wesley Harding, John Medeski, Jolie Holland and others.
Tickets for the symposium and concert are $75 per (or $35 per if you just want to go to the concert) and can be purchased here.