L5 Readings

Lummox5CoverLummox & Lummox 5 Readings 2016 – 2017


Out of State Readings are marked in red

Should you find yourself out and about looking for something to do, check the list below and see if one of these locations is near you. If so, avail yourself to some of the area’s best poets. Copies of Lummox 5 will be on sale at all events!

L  5 designates Lummox Poetry Anthology #5 readings

Sept. 18
A Quiet Book Launch…no reading planned.
Viento y Agua (4007 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814) Noon to 3 pm.  Locals Pick up books.

Oct. 8 – SANTA MONICA  L 5

Cafe 212 Pier (212 pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA) 8 – 10 pm
Readers: Raindog, Amanda Ortiz, Linda Singer, Nancy Shiffrin, Ted Kane, Christian Elder, Lynn Bronstein & Doug Knott. The Philosopher Stone Poets: Chase Maser, John Capone, Lashay Malone, Laura Beverly, Daria Gavrilova and Mario Padilla.


RD makes his pitch; “Please buy my book!”

October 18 – CANADA

Toronto Public Library
Parliament St. Branch;
269 Gerrard St. E. Toronto, Ontario M5A 2G3
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

To Be With A Woman by James Deahl
Landscapes by James Deahl & Katherine L. Gordon
Tall Stuff by Norma West Linder
Copies of books will be on sale.


Pasadena Central Library  (285 E Walnut St. Pasadena) 6 – 10 pm
4th ANNUAL AUTHORS FAIR – RD Armstrong represents LUMMOX PRESS

Oct. 22 – LONG BEACH  L 5

Viento Y Agua (4007 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814) 7 – 9 pm
L 5 Readers: RD Armstrong, Clifton Snider, Sharyl Collin, Linda Singer, Lorraine Gow, Kevin Ridgeway, Gary Jacobelly, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick & Anna Totta.


Viento y Agua Reading


Kevin Ridgeway reading


Linda Singer reading, too.

October 23 – CANADA

Book Keeper
500 Exmouth St. Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5P4
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

To Be With A Woman by James Deahl
Landscapes by James Deahl & Katherine L. Gordon
Tall Stuff by Norma West Linder


Golden West College (15744 Goldenwest St. Huntington, CA 92647) 8 – 10 pm
Raindog (RD Armstrong) Reads at Tebot Boch (RD will read from his latest book TRACKING THE RABBIT) as well as some of his favorite poems. Copies will be on sale.

Nov. 9 – CANADA  L 5 

Toronto Public Library (Main Street Branch)
137 Main St. Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V9
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Readers: James Deahl (Sarnia), Kate Marshall Flaherty (Toronto), Jennifer L. Foster (Hamilton), Debbie Okun Hill (Sarnia), Eryn Hiscock (Toronto), Larry Hopperton (Toronto), Donna Langevin (Toronto), Norma West Linder (Sarnia), Michael Mirolla (Oakville), Lynn Tait (Sarnia).

Nov. 12 – CANADA  L  5

John’s Restaurant (in the Famous Room)
1643 London Line Sarnia, Ontario N7W 1A9
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Readers: James Deahl (Sarnia), Debbie Okun Hill (Sarnia), John B. Lee (Port Dover), Norma West Linder (Sarnia), Denis Robillard (Windsor), Lynn Tait (Sarnia).


The Canadian poets (J. Deahl holding L5 on the right.

Nov. 17 – DOWNEY  L  5

Stay Gallery (11140 Downey Ave. Downey, CA) 7 pm to 10 pm
Readers: Lorine Parks, Frank Kearns, Raindog, Sharyl Collin, Linda Singer, Kevin Ridgeway, Jackie Chou; Mark Evans, Don Campbell & Calokie.

Dec. 13 – REDONDO BEACH L  5

Coffee  Cartel (1820 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach 90277) 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Readers: Raindog, Sarah Daugherty, Linda Neal, Gil Hagen Hill.


Jan. 9 – LONG BEACH  L  5

The Fox Coffeehouse (437 W/ Willow St. Long Beach, CA) 7 pm – 9 pm
Readers: Mark Evans, Gil Hagen Hill, Sarah Daugherty, Ted Kane, Bill Craychee, Frank Kearns & Raindog.

Feb. 9 – VENTURA  L  5

E. P. Foster Library (651 East Main St. Ventura, CA) 7 – 9 pm
Readers: F. Albert Salinas; Raindog; Glenna Luschei; Tim Tipton; Nancy Shiffrin; Doug Knott.

March 25 – VENICE L  5

Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA) 8 – 10 pm
Readers: Mike Meloan, Patricia Cherin (lower middle), Sharyl Collin, Linda Singer, Ted Kane, Kevin Ridgeway, Lynn Bronstein (top left), Mark Evans, Nancy Shiffrin, Linda Neal (lower left), Doug Knott (top middle), H Lamar Thomas (lower right) & Raindog (upper right).

Out of State

April 30, 2017 – NEW MEXICO  L  5

Teatro Paraguas (3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM) 5 – 7 pm
Readers: Debbi Brody, Kenneth Gurney, Vijali Hamilton, Kyle Laws, Jane Lipman, John Macker, Georgia Santa-Maria, Basia Miller, Mary McGinnis & RD Armstrong.

May 4 – COLORADO  L  5

Innisfree Cafe and Bookstore (1301 Pennsylvania Boulder, CO 80302) 7 – 9 pm
Readers: RD Armstrong, Kyle Laws, Jared Smith, Bear Gebhardt, Jerry Smaldone, Diane Klammer.