Artists Space

Segue Reading Series

Saturdays at 5pm
Join the reading here

A figure stands on a stage in front of a microphone. Behind the figures, a projection of a CRTV television fills the upper left quadrant of the frame.
[A figure stands on a stage in front of a microphone. Behind the figures, a projection of a CRTV television fills the upper left quadrant of the frame.]

The Segue Reading Series and Artists Space take an unprecedented step in a precarious time, as the two New York arts organizations collaborate to present the Segue Reading Series, live online, on Saturdays at 5pm.

Segue and Artists Space want collectively to affirm our longstanding commitments to the necessity of artistic work that interrogates and challenges the world as such in addition to ways of expansively sharing space. Each week's reading will be streamed through Zoom, and Segue and Artists Space will announce each week's reading across our social media platforms. To attend the reading, simply click on the link above during the allotted time. All those with access to a computer, smartphone, or tablet will be able to join the Reading via Zoom.

Should viewers choose to contribute to the suggested virtual 'door' cover charge, we will also provide a link to the Segue Paypal. All the funds will go directly to the readers, and of course, no viewer will be turned away for lack of funds.

Segue Reading Series and Artists Space will endeavor to present the entire Segue Reading Series program online for the rest of the season, as a way to continue routinely convening both in spite of, and made all the more pressing by, the health risks keeping us physically distanced.

The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit or call (212) 614-0505.

February 6 – March 27: Kay Gabriel & imogen xtian smith
April 10 – May 22: Ian Dreiblatt & Anastasios Karnazes

October 3 – November 28: Lonely Christopher and Venn Daniel
December 5 – January 30: James Sherry

April 4: Emily Luan & Ricardo Hernandez
April 11 – May 23: Ian Dreiblatt & Anastasios Karnazes 

The Segue Foundation is an internationally-renowned arts organization based in New York City with a history of commitment to innovative literature, film, and dance. Segue sponsors the experimental Segue Reading Series, a legendary series that has run continuously in New York City for over 40 years. Segue’s live performances will start again in October, conditions permitting.

As publisher of Roof Books, Segue has produced over 150 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism, several of which are now esteemed as classics of experimental literature. In the late 1970s/early 80s, Segue published the poetry journal Roof and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E with 500 other related literary titles. In 1980, Segue partnered with the City of New York to build artist housing at 303 E 8th St., NYC.

Program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Atelier4, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.