Join host Elizabeth McQueen at the Texas Book Festival as she talks to rapper, intellectual, and Billboard Top 200 recording artist Dessa about her literary debut memoir, My Own Devices, a work that stitches together poignant insights on love, science, and language—a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig.
Date: Sunday October 28th
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Session Location: 8th Street Tent, 8th and Congress Ave.
Signing Location: Adult Signing Tent
📸 Sam Gehrke
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Rapper and writer Dessa’s latest record Chime finds her exploring everything from feminism to death to her complex feelings about free will. Listen as she describes all the reasons why hearing Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” as a twelve hear old exploded her preconceived notions about race and gender and gave voice to her feelings of restlessness. And you don’t want to miss her describe her quest to use science to rid her brain of a love that wasn’t serving her. Seriously, what she did will blow YOUR mind.
Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
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