Event Details

Event Date and Time

Thu, Jun 16, 2022
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

This program is sold out. Email to be added to the waitlist.



View of an aisle between two tall library bookshelves filled with multi-colored books. At the end of the aisle is a desk with a small orange footstool in front of it and a small bookshelf behind it.
Sold Out. Join NMWA staff and fellow readers for a deep dive into an artsy book.

Event Description


Join us for a dynamic live reading of Saida Agostini’s poetry collection STUNT (2020), a reimagining of the life of Nellie Jackson, an early twentieth century brothel owner, freedom fighter, and entrepreneur.

Literary maven Lisa Pegram will lead the reading, which will also feature Agostini and performing artists Holly Bass, Dehejia Maat, Maryam Fatima Foye, Melani Douglass, and Toni Asante Lightfoot. The reading will be followed by a conversation with the author about the book and its themes, and then a Q&A session. Images from NMWA’s collection that represent themes from STUNT will also be interspersed throughout the program.

If you are interested in suggesting artworks from the museum’s collection for this program, please fill out this Google form.

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

This program is in partnership between the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative and Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.