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, November 18th, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Open reading sign up at 7:30 p.m.

The new location for the reading will be Humanities 101/107. The Humanities building is located in the center of the campus. Follow the walk to Humanities 101/107.

John Gardiner

John Gardiner

John Gardiner's 12th collection of poetry and prose, "Rogue Waves," was released in April of this year by Windflower Press. Shortly after the book release party, he left for San Rafael and spent the summer playing Malvolio in "12th Night" at the Marin Shakespeare Festival. Also cast in "12th Night" were two old friends with whom he had last appeared in a Shakespeare production 43 years ago: "The Taming of the Shrew" at South Coast Repertory in 1973. In 2014, Gardiner was the featured poet at the new incarnation of "Mystic Arts" in Laguna Beach. He had read at the original "Mystic Arts" 45 years before in 1969. Thus, John Gardiner is old, really old... Publishing credits include two Anthologies of California Poets (Tebot Bach), Spillway, The Sacred Beverage Press, Speakeasy, Moon Tide Press, Poetry Flash (Berkeley), California Poetry Quarterly, The Inevitable Press, Far Star Fire Press, The L.A. Times Editorial, and The Comstock Review, among many others. As a guest poet, he has featured in Russia, Prague, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Brazil. For the past 19 years, he has facilitated poetry readings, slams, and workshops in Laguna Beach.

G. Murray Thomas

G. Murray Thomas

G. Murray Thomas has been an active part of the SoCal poetry scene for over 20 years. He has performed throughout the L.A. area and beyond. His most recent book of poetry is My Kidney Just Arrived, published by Tebot Bach in 2011. His previous books are Cows on the Freeway and Paper Shredders, an anthology of surf writing. He has also published five chapbooks, and has been widely published in various literary magazines. He was the editor and publisher of Next... Magazine, a poetry calendar/newsmagazine for Southern California. Next... Magazine was published monthly between 1994 and 1998. News Clips & Ego Trips, a collection of articles from Next..., was published by Write Bloody Press.

He co-hosts, along with Sarah Thursday, the Cadence Collective Second Monday Poetry Party at Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach. Thomas currently edits a listing SoCal of poetry events for, the source for information about SoCal poetry. He is also the Reviews Editor for Poetix.

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