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Below, you will find the agenda for NerdCon: Stories 2015!

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Dessa Darling

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doomtree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts.

As a writer she’s published two collections. Spiral Bound is mostly essays; A Pound of Steam is poetry. (Odds are she has copies of both in her grey backpack right now.) As a speaker, she’s lectured at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest, including a keynote presentation for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Dessa’s 2015 tour schedule includes hundreds of shows in a dozen countries in North America, Europe, and Africa. On stage she’s wry, ferocious, and earnest in turn.

She splits her time between a one-bedroom apartment in Minneapolis and a tour van that she shares with six guys. She likes whiskey and dessert and most evenings they like her back. 

My Featured Guests Sessions

Friday, October 9


Signing: Dessa Darling Signing Room
Saturday, October 10






My Moderator Sessions

Saturday, October 10