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, Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - 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.

Event Map

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Patty Seyburn

Patty Seyburn

Patty Seyburn has published four books of poems: Perfecta (What Books Press, 2014); Hilarity (New Issues Press, 2009), which won the Green Rose Prize; Mechanical Cluster (Ohio State University Press, 2002), which won the 2002 Journal Prize; and Diasporadic (Helicon Nine Editions, 1998), which won the 1997 Marianne Moore Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including The Paris Review, New England Review, Field, Slate, Crazyhorse, Cutbank, Quarterly West, Bellingham Review, Connecticut Review, Cimmaron Review, Third Coast and Western Humanities Review. Seyburn grew up in Detroit, earned a BS and an MS in Journalism from Northwestern University, an MFA in Poetry from University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D. In Poetry and Literature from the University of Houston. She is a Professor at California State University, Long Beach.

Mouminat Damer

Mouminat Damer

Mouminat Damer, author of On Tears & Regrets, is a first generation Arab-American poet currently working on an MFA in creative writing at California State University, Long Beach. She uses creative writing, both poetry and short fiction, as her own way of helping invalidate common misrepresentations of her culture. As an Arab-American, Muslim woman, she believes she is a positive example that creative writing is valued and enhanced by the minorities of America. Her writing explores middle-eastern history and culture by combining elements of longing, nationalism, family, and identity.