Acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and author, Dessa was born and raised in Minneapolis. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a philosophy degree, her musical talents eventually led her to join the Doomtree collective. Her musical output, including 2013′s Parts of Speech, unites a wide range of tones and narratives under the author’s whip-smart lyricism. Dessa has taught at McNally Smith College of Music, spoken at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and published a book of poetic prose, Spiral Bound. Her newest literary release, a poetry chapbook, will be published by Rain Taxi in early October. Join Dessa and editor Eric Lorberer as they converse about creating this collection, poems versus lyrics, and more. A special cocktail and signing party open to all attendees will follow the talk.
Talk of the Stacks is a reading series exploring contemporary literature and culture. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Programs begin at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Books are available for sale and signing. Signings follow lectures.
A program of Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
Gold Sponsor: The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank Silver sponsor: Dorsey and Whitney LLP
Additional support provided by MinnPost and Magers and Quinn Booksellers.