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, October 27th, 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.

Wendy Rainey

Wendy Rainey

Wendy Raineyís poem, "Girlie Show" (published by Chiron Review) received a Special Mention for work published by small presses in the 2016 Pushcart Prize XL Best Of The Small Presses. She is the author of Hollywood Church: Short Stories And Poems (Vainglory Press, 2015). A selection of her short stories is featured in Hiram Simsí textbook, These Pages Speak (World Stage Press 2016). Her work has appeared in Silver Birch Press, Chiron Review, Dryland Literary Journal, and Carnival Literary Journal among other places. She is a contributing poetry editor on Chiron Review.

Francesca Borella

Francesca Borella is a writer, biological anthropologist, gardener and baker extraordinaire living at the Black Widow Ranch in Riverside, California with her husband, son and a menagerie of pets. She is genetically from diverse ancestry, and likes to refer to herself as human. She has published poems in her chapbook Stillness, East Jasmine Review and Invisible Memoir 2.