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


Reading
Friday, Friday, July 27th, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
Open reading sign up at 7:30 p.m.


Alexandra Umlas


Alexandra Umlas

Alexandra Umlas is originally from Long Beach and now lives in Huntington Beach with her husband and two daughters. She has an MA in Education with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural teaching and is a recent graduate of the MFA poetry program at California State University, Long Beach. You can find her work at www.alexumlas.com


The Poems We Carry: Writing the Catastrophe

What cannot be said will be wept. Sappho

We all carry them: stories of loss and regret so overwhelming and painful we cannot find an entry point from which to write. Yet, we cannot put the stories behind us. Sometimes we nurture the illusion that we might write one Big Poem and then be done with it. I have found that the Big Poem plan seldom works. This workshop will take the opposite approach. Our strategy will be to examine one anecdote, dream, memory, or “telling detail” at a time with the aim of writing a suite of short poems on a weighty subject. We will begin each session with a generative exercise, and a look at an exemplary poem. We will have time for independent writing, private consultation, and sharing and discussing work-in-progress.

To Register:

Light Lunch of Fruit, Cheese and Crackers/Bread, Cookies will be served.
Coffee, Lemonade, and Water served throughout the day.

Registration Fee: $85 per workshop.

Email Mifanwy Kaiser mifanwy.kaiser@gmail.com to reserve your space, and please bring your check for the June 9 workshop. You may also register and pay for the entire series with a one check in the amount of $340.

Where: Golden West College, Huntington Beach

Room: Humanities 101

It is important to follow the directions in order to avoid the swap meet on these days. Parking will be very easy for you in Parking Lot H.

When: 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

June 9

July 7, 14

August 25

Call Mifanwy 714-318-5405 should you need help.


Golden West College
Humanities 101

Huntington Beach, CA

Directions:
PARKING IS FREE

Please ignore the sign directing you to the parking sticker vending machine. The Tebot Bach audience does not pay for parking.
From Los Angeles:
Take the 405 South
Exit Golden West (toward the ocean) Turn Right
Please Do Not Use the Entrance to the College on Golden West. Rather proceed to Edinger and Turn Left
Proceed to the entrance to the college at the stop light. You will be facing the Nursing Building
Continue until the road ends and turn right. The Service Road into the College is on your left
Parking lots are on your right. Park in any convenient space close to the Service Road.
Humanties 101 is located up the walkway/service road into the college. It is the big pink building with floor to ceiling windows.

From South County:
Take the 405 North
Exit Beach Boulevard toward the ocean.
You will go under the 405.
Turn right at Edinger. Proceed to the entrance to the college at the stop light. Turn right. You will be facing the Nursing Building.
Continue until the road ends and turn right. The Service Road into the College is on your left.
Parking lots are on your right. Park in any convenient space close to the Service Road.
The Humanties 101 is located up the walkway/service road into the college. It is the big pink building with floor to ceiling windows.
Humanties 101 is located up the walkway/service road into the college. It is the big pink building with floor to ceiling windows.


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