Elizabeth Hawes, Tiana Reid, & Juliana Spahr

Elizabeth Hawes is an actor, gardener, playwright, poet, and prisoner in Minnesota. She has received three national Prison Writing Awards and one Fielding A. Dawson Award from PEN America.

Tiana Reid is a PhD candidate in English at Columbia University. She is an editor of The New Inquiry and is on the editorial collective for Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Recluse, VICE, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and elsewhere.

Juliana Spahr’s books include The Transformation (Atelos, 2007), This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (University of California Press, 2005), Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), and Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (University of Alabama, 2001). She received her PhD from the University at Buffalo and teaches at Mills College.

In commemoration of the Attica Riots, the Segue Reading Series has partnered with PEN America and The Poetry Project in BREAK OUT: a movement to (re)integrate incarcerated writers into literary community. Throughout the month, over two dozen local reading series in New York City,—and across the country—will feature the work of a currently incarcerated writer. Accessibility: The venue is located down one flight of stairs. Entrance is $5 (cash only), which goes to the readers. A B C D E F M to W4th St / Washington Square Station.