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June 16, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

WHATNMWA Book Cub: STUNTJoin the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) for a dynamic live reading of Saida Agostini’s poetry collection STUNT (2020), a reimagining of the life of Nellie Jackson, an early 20th-century brothel owner, freedom fighter and entrepreneur.

Author Lisa Pegram will lead the reading, which will also feature Agostini and performing artists Holly Bass, Dehejia Maat, Maryam Fatima Foye and Melani Douglass. Following the reading is a conversation and Q&A session with the author. Images from NMWA’s collection that represent themes from STUNT will also be interspersed throughout the program.

This book discussion series is presented by the museum‘s public programs and Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center teams.


WHENThursday, June 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

PRICEFree. Registration required. Reserve online.

MEDIA CONTACTEmma Filar,, 202-783-7377

WOMEN, ARTS AND SOCIAL CHANGEThe Women, Arts, and Social Change public programs initiative is made possible through leadership gifts from Denise Littlefield Sobel, the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Susan and Jim Swartz Public Programs Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation.


June 16, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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