1250 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
Literary Reading: Sena Jeter Nasland
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Free, no reservations required.
Critically acclaimed for her novels Ahab’s Wife and Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette, author Sena Jeter Nasland writes fiction that gives life to history. She will read from her new novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman, which deftly intertwines the life of 18th-century French painter Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun (whose works are on view in the mezzanine level collection galleries) with that of a fictional contemporary writer Kathryn Callaghan. A book signing follows the reading.