Reading and Workshop Schedule

Tebot Bach Series

Additionally, Tebot Bach sponsors poetry readings and writing workshops for schools Kindergarten through college and marginalized venues such as homeless shelters, battered women's shelters, nursing homes, senior citizen daycare centers, hospitals, AIDS hospices, and correctional facilities.

Participating poets include:
John Balaban, M.L. Liebler, Patricia Smith, Dorianne Laux, Laurence Lieberman, Richard Jones, Arthur Sze, and Carol Moldaw.

Webmaster: Tom Thomas

Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Open reading sign up at 7:30 p.m.

Gothard Street Entrance Instructions:

Our events are no longer in Humanities 101-107

Our new room is Student Annex Room 154

Take Gothard past Parking Lot H

Turn left at the Light at Center into Parking Lot I (just past Lot H)

Walk up the service road to Student Annex Room 154 (this service road is the last service road in Lot I ( it is beyond the yellow buildings and the park on the hill. As you walk up the road there will be a building with blue doors)

The room is on your left. There will be a sign posted on the door.

Call Mifanwy at 714-318-5405 if you have problems locating the room.


Please ignore the sign directing you to the parking sticker vending machine. The Tebot Bach audience does not pay for parking.

Arminé Iknadossian

Arminé Iknadossian

Arminé Iknadossian fled Beirut, Lebanon for Pasadena, California with her family in 1978 to escape the civil war. She spent her childhood avoiding indoctrination from evangelical Christians and watching after her twin sisters, which is also the primary reason she has chosen to remain childless. After earning her BA from UCLA, she worked as assistant editor to syndicated columnists Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer and Moly Ivins. Armine’s teaching career took over for the next 20 years, during which time she served as a recitation coach for Poetry Out Loud’s National Recitation Contest. She later earned her MFA in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles during which time her mentor Richard Garcia nominated Armine for a writing fellowship at Summer Poetry in Idyllwild. The Los Angeles Writing Project at Cal State LA also awarded her writing fellowships where she also serves as a writing consultant. In 2015, Armine retired from teaching in order to support the literary arts and focus on her two manuscripts god(l)ess: The L Is Silent and Resident Alien. She is currently one of the bookstore managers at Beyond Baroque Bookstore aka The Scott Wannberg Poetry Lounge where you can purchase her newly released chapbook United States of Love & Other Poems. She looks forward to serving as a Writer in the Schools (WITS) for Red Hen Press this fall. Awards: “The Return” was a finalist in Backwards City Review’s annual contest. 10,000 copies of “March Eulogy” were printed by the City of Los Angeles and distributed by Max Racks thanks to The Writers at Work Postcard Project. “A New Year” appears in the 2011 Writers at Work calendar. Fellowship, Summer Poetry in Idyllwild 2007 Returning Fellowship, Summer Poetry in Idyllwild 2008 Publications: Alabama Literary Review Ararat Arbutus Cloudbank Common Ground Review Edge Inscape Lounge Lit: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction by the Writers of Literati Cocktail and Rhapsodomancy Margie The Northridge Review Pearl Poetic Diversity Poets Against War Rhino Spout Weave Wisteria: A Collection of Work by New Poets in Los Angeles Writers at Work Zaum Freelance work: Modern Drummer Magazine TOM TOM Magazine The Armenian Reporter Media Cake

David McIntire

David McIntire

David McIntire. Born in Oregon. Raised in L.A. Band poet and lead vocalist for 2-bit Whore. Lives in Long Beach. Author of two books; Punk Rock Breakfast and No One Will Believe You, both from Baxter Daniels Ink Press. Would happily murder an orphan if he never had to write another bio in the third person.