Sunday, December 2 at 6:00pm

Please join us for T-Society, a reading at Betalevel with Harold Abramowitz, Nada Gordon, Ara Shirinyan, Mathew Timmons, Christine Wertheim and featuring music and a lecture on words by Laura Steenberge.

Harold Abramowitz is a writer and teacher from Los Angeles, author of a chapbook, Three Column Table, from Insert Press. Harold co-curates the Late Night Snack literary cabaret series at BetaLevel in L.A.. With Amanda Ackerman, he also co-edits a short form literary press called eohippus labs. Harold’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Greetings Magazine, Fold: Appropriate Text, Disaster 3, P-Queue, Ixnay Reader, and with Amanda Ackerman in String of Small Machines and the Flim Forum Anthology. Harold also has a book, Dear Dearly Departed, to be published in the near future by Palm Press and a micro-book, Sunday, or a Summer’s Day, to be published in the near future by PS Books. He teaches at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles.

Nada Gordon is the author of four poetry books: Folly (recently released from Roof Books), V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, foriegnn bodie and, with Gary Sullivan, an epistolary techno-romantic non-fiction novel, Swoon. She practices poetry as deep entertainment and is a proud member of the Flarflist Collective. Visit her blog at

Ara Shirinyan was born in 1977 in, what was then, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia. Since 1987, he has lived in Los Angeles, where he writes and is editor of Make Now Press. His first book Syria Is in the World was recently published by Palm Press, and Your Country Is Great is forthcoming from Future Poem Books. With the group Godzik Pink, he released two CDs (Es Em, Ekel Em and Black Broccoli) on Kill Rock Stars/5rc. With Joseph Mosconi and Teresa Carmody, he co-curates The Last Sunday Reading Series at the Smell in Los Angeles (an all ages punk/art rock club that he helped co-found in 1997 and briefly ran for a year). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Ways, UBUWEB, Greetings, Trepan, Combo, Area Sneaks, Tuli & Savu among others.

Laura Steenberge lives in Los Angeles and performs in Los Angeles. She performs by playing contrabass, piano, accordion, guitar, and sometimes trumpet in folk, experimental, and pop environments. She also gives performance lectures about perception that extract factual information from subjects such as linguistics, cognitive science, astronomy, nature, cultural history, music, and mathematics in such a way that the facts are rendered useless and then useful again.

Mathew Timmons is guest editor of Trepan, co-edits Insert Press, co-hosts LA-Lit, and co-curates Betalevel’s Late Night Snack. His writings appear in Manufactured Inspirato, Greetings, Disaster, Sleepingfish, P-Queue, Holy Beep!, Outside Voices 2008 Sound Poetry Anthology, Flim Forum and PSBooks. He is the Program Coordinator of CalArts MFA Writing Program, and teaches an interdisciplinary arts workshop and a media writing workshop for CalArts School of Critical Studies.

Christine Wertheim writes poetics and aesthetic criticism. Her book “+|’me’S-pace,” was published in 2007 by Les Figues Press. Other work has appeared in La Petite Zine, Five Fingers Review, Cabinet, Open Letter, Art History vs Aesthetics, and X-TRA. She co-organizes an annual writing conference whose publications are Séance (2006), and The Noulipian Analects (2007), and co-directs The Institute For Figuring. She teaches writing, literature and feminisms in the school of Critical Studies at CalArts.