>Readings by Nico Vassilakis and Amarnath Ravva
>along with a group reading by the Global Village Collective of “Flag”
>Ara Shirinyan from his book Waste the Land forthcoming from Factory School
>Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm
>The Global Village Collective is Harold Abramowitz, Stan Apps, Tova
>Cooper, Joseph Mosconi, Amarnath Ravva, and Stephanie Rioux.
>Amarnath Ravva lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He recently
>finished his first manuscript, a work of non-fiction called American
>Canyon, that blends South Indian and Californian history, memoir, poetry,
>documentary, and compassion. When he is not writing or producing art, he
>teaches at Glendale Community College. Since 2001 he has served as an
>advisor for the journal nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts. He has
>published several poems in Interlope: a Journal of Asian American poetics,
>nocturnes, The Berkeley Poetry Review and has work forthcoming in the
>journal Trepan as well as the anthologies Risen from the East: the Poetry
>of the Non-Western World, and Writing the Lines of our Hands. To learn
>more about him or his work, visit videopoetics.org.
>Nico Vassilakis lives in Seattle. He is a member of the Subtext
>and co-founder of the Subtext Reading Series in Seattle. Recently, his
>“concrete films” have been shown at Rencontres Internationales
>Paris/Berlin, Encuentro Internacional de Poesía Visual, Sonora y
>Experimental (Argentina ) & ERRATA AND CONTRADICTION :: 2004 :: Dudley
>House (Harvard). More of his work can be found in Chain, Talisman, 3rd
>Bed, Ubu, Bird Dog & The Organ. His chapbook, Species Pieces after Perec,
>is forthcoming from g-o-n-g press. He is publisher of Sub Rosa Press.
>Directions to Betalevel:
>1. Find yourself in front of “FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT” located at 963 N.
>Hill Street in Chinatown.
>2. Locate the alley on the left hand side of Full House.
>3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street).
>5. Notice dumpster on your right hand side.
>6. Take a right and continue down the alley.
>7. Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot
>8. The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side, behind
>a red door, down a black staircase.