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Let Bob Dylan be your muse for the Dylan Days songwriting, poetry competition

Duluth Dylan Fests has two contests and the Music Resource Center is open … online.

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Bob Dylan performs at Bayfront Festival Park on Tuesday July 9, 2013.

Duluth Dylan Festival, which will be held mostly virtually this year on the dates surrounding the musician's 80th birthday, is seeking entries for its annual singer-songwriter competition.

This year, the winning song will be made into a music video by Song From the North Country, a group that has been creating socially distanced videos during the pandemic shutdown.

Interested songwriters should submit and original song to songfromthenorthcountry.org/contest . The deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 2. There is a limit of 30 contestants.

The top three entries get a cast prize and an invitation to play a 20 minute set on May 30.

Duluth Dylan Fest runs May 22-May 30 and will include virtual performances by Cowboy Angel Blue, Marc Gartman, Danny Fox, Al Diesan, Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo, and a re-run of the Bob Dylan Revue Reunion Concert.

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Poetry contest: The festival is also seeking entries for a poetry contest that must use either the title "Miles from Home" or "Changing the Course." Visit the Duluth Dylan Festival Facebook page for more information.

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Christa Lawler is a former reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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