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, July 29th, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Open reading sign up at 7:30 p.m.

Michelle Bitting

Michelle Bitting

Michelle Bitting has work published in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative, diode, the Paris-American, Nimrod, L.A. Weekly, Linebreak and others. Poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and as the Weekly Feature on Verse Daily. Her book Good Friday Kiss won the DeNovo First Book Award chosen by Thomas Lux and Notes to the Beloved received a starred Kirkus Review as did her new title: The Couple Who Fell to Earth (2016, C & R Press). Recently a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize, Michelle has taught poetry in the U.C.L.A. Extension Writer’s Program, at Twin Towers prison with a grant from Poets & Writers Magazine and is an active California Poet in the Schools. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Oregon and is completing a PhD in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Visit her at:

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Alexis Rhone Fancher

Alexis Rhone Fancher

Alexis Rhone Fancher’s poem, "when I turned fourteen, my mother’s sister took me to lunch and said:" was chosen by Edward Hirsch for inclusion in The Best American Poetry of 2016. Find her poems in Rattle, The MacGuffin, Slipstream, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles, Hobart, Chiron Review, Quaint, Fjords Review, Broadzine,Cleaver and elsewhere. She’s the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen, (Sybaritic Press, 2014) and State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (KYSO Flash Press, 2015). Since 2013 Alexis has been nominated for 7 Pushcart Prizes and 4 Best of the Net Awards. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. Her website is

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