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, June 12th, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Open reading sign up at 7:30 p.m.

Mariano Zaro

Mariano Zaro

Mariano Zaro is the author of four poetry books: Where From/Desde Donde (Bay Books, Santa Monica), Poems of Erosion/Poemas de la erosión (Carayan Press, San Francisco), The House of Mae Rim/La casa de Mae Rim (Carayan Press, San Francisco) and Tres letras/Three Letters (Walrus/Morsa, Barcelona).

His poems have been included in the anthologies Wide Awake (Beyond Baroque), Al Aire Nuevo (San Luis Potosí, Mexico) and Luces y Sombras (Tafalla, Spain). As a fiction writer, his short stories have appeared in several literary journals in Spain and the United States: Menos 15, El signo del gorrión, Caracola, The Louisville Review, The Baltimore Review, Pinyon, Magnapoets and The Portland Review. In 2004 he received the Roanoke Review Short Fiction Prize. He has translated American poets Philomene Long (The California Mission Poems/Poemas de las Misiones de California), Alicia Vogl Sáenz and Sarah Maclay. Most recently, Buda en llamas/Buddha in Flames, Zaro’s translation of Tony Barnstone’s poems, has been published by El Tucán de Virginia (Mexico).

Mariano Zaro earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Granada (Spain) and a Master’s in Literature from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). He teaches Spanish for Heritage Speakers at Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA).

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Scott Noon Creley

Scott Noon Creley

Scott Noon Creley holds an MFA in poetry from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in writing from UC Riverside. His work has been featured in the collection Bear Flag Republic, and in quality journals as diverse as Sentence, Miramar, Spillways, Cadence Collective and Carnival Literary Magazine. He is the 2014-2015 writer in residence for The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, California. He is also one founding directors of The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, a non-profit that promotes literacy in Southern California with free writing workshops and an annual writing festival that is entering its fourth year.

His poetry collection, Digging a Hole to the Moon, is now available.from Spout Hill Press.

He lives with his wife, painter & photographer Carly McKean Creley, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.