I want to call it a strange coincidence but really, it's more like a beautiful, perfect synchronicity.

Novelists, poets, story tellers, singers and musicians are coming together to celebrate at this week's Saskatchewan Festival of Words in Moose Jaw.  And, on Saturday night at Mosaic Place, many of them and the rest of us have an opportunity to be entertained by the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.  He is the first songwriter to receive the prestigious award.

Bob Dylan was honoured for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

I think it's safe to say this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for us to take it all in.

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words is on Thursday through Sunday with Bob Dylan and his Band on stage at Mosaic Place on Saturday night.  It's all happening.  

Oh, and by the way, there are tickets available today for all of the above.

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