BOB DYLAN AND THE NOBEL PRIZE CONTROVERSY

Council Chambers  |  4:45pm–6:00pm
Presented By: Before Columbus Foundation

Among the most beguiling and mercurial of American artists, Bob Dylan has long been regarded as one of the major poets in the last century. In 2016, Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature, igniting a firestorm of controversy internationally..

JOSHUA CLOVER is author of six books, including Riot.Strike.Riot: The New Era of Uprisings (Verso 2016)

PENELOPE HOUSTON is founder of the critically acclaimed proto-punk band The Avengers and author of the political anthems "The American in Me" and "We Are the One."

QUINCY TROUPE, professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego, and editor of Black Renaissance Noire, is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry.

JUSTIN DESMANGLES (moderator) is Chairman of the board of directors of the Before Columbus Foundation.