Beyond Words Bash

Dessa rapping

“Literacy expands the perimeters of our known world, checks the power of the people who would like to control us, and grants us a more complete perception of what it means to be human, thinking and alive.”

- Dessa

The Minnesota Literacy Council's second annual Beyond Words Bash is headlined by Dessa, a rapper, singer and essayist whose resume includes performances with the Minnesota Orchestra as well as rap sets at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. Her most recent album, Chime (Doomtree Records), was listed by NPR Music as one of the best albums of 2018.

This can’t-miss evening includes cocktails, dinner, stories from literacy learners, a live auction and remarks from Dessa. Plus, special guest: singer/songwriter Aby Wolf

DATE: April 11, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.

VENUE: Aria at the Jeune Lune, 105 North First Street, Minneapolis

Reserve your spot at the 2019 Bash. Get your tickets today!


Sponsorship opportunities for Beyond Words 2019 are still available! Contact Sarah Caflisch at or 651-251-9087.


2019 Beyond Words Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


The Mary K. & David R. Anderson Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Jim and Nancy Burke  

In-Kind Sponsors