Keynote Speaker, 2014

Dessa--essayist, rapper, speaker

Dessa is an essayist, a rapper, a speaker, and a proud member of the Doomtree crew—Minneapolis' ascendant hip-hop collective. She is nationally respected as an artist with a dark, fertile imagination, an agile sense of humor, and very keen aim.  She recently released Parts of Speech (Doomtree Records), a new album featuring the single “Skeleton Key," as well the poetry chapbook, A Pound of Steam (Rain Taxi).