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June 2022

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Saida Agostini at Red Emma’s (in-person)

June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Ren Emma’s, 3128 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD United States

Saida Agostini presents her debut collection of poetry, let the dead in, at Red Emma’s bookstore in Baltimore.

Audacious, sensual, and grieving, this work explores how Black women harness the fantastic to craft their own road to freedom. A journey across Guyana, London, and the United States, it is a meditation on black womanhood, queerness, the legacy of colonization, and pleasure. These poems craft a creation story fat with love, queerness, mermaids, and blackness.

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Saida Agostini at Reader’s Block for Poets on PTSD (in-person)

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Reader’s Block Bookstore, 2420 Main st
stratford, CT 06615 United States

Saida Agostini and a panel of fellow poets will read poems addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Light refreshments will be served.

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Saida Agostini at NMWA Book Club for a Discussion of STUNT (virtual)

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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, and Melani Douglass. 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.

Reserve your spot here for free: https://secure3.convio.net/nmwa/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=108016

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