RD (raindog) Armstrong & Lummox 7


Oct. 21st. 4 p.m. Angels Gate Cultural Center (3601 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA). Join us for the last Lummox Poetry Reading for 2018…unless something else comes up! I will post readers once I have the list. Books and merchandise will be on sale.

Oct. 27th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. MC for the publication reading for Tamaracks – Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century (Lummox Press 2018) at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA). 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Readers: Patrick Connors, Debbie Okun Hill, Micheal Mirolla and Karen Shefeld + Raindog  M.C. Copies of Tamaracks will be on sale. 





Sept. 8th 4 p.m. Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA).  I will be hosting the publication reading for Lummox 7 (Jeff Alfier, Lynn Bronstein, Don Campbell, Chuka Susan Chesney, Jackie Chou, Jonnathon Church, Sharyl Collin, Kit Courter,  Charles Harmon, Gil Hagen Hill,  Gary Jacobelly,  Frank Kearns,  lalo kikiriki, Marie Lecrivain,  Kevin Ridgeway, Mike Meloan, Linda Neal, Laura Munoz-Larbig,  Nancy Shiffrin,  Linda Singer, William Taylor, Jr. and Vachine). In addition to all this I will be handing out a couple of poetry prizes (Jeff Alfier – 1st Place & Vachine – 3rd Place) + books and Tees will be on sale too! It’s always a rocking good time!


Sept. 16th 4 p.m. Angels Gate Cultural Center (3601 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA) I hope you can help kick-off this reading series run by Linda Singer. I’ll be there and hopefully some of you will be there too.

Sept. 20th 7 p.m. E. P. Foster Library (651 East Main St. VenturaCA 93001). I’ll be featured,  reading selections from Orphaned Words and Speak the Language of the Land (excerpts of the winners of the Angela Consolo Mankiewicx Poetry Prize: Jeffrey Alfier, 1st place, Mike Mahoney, 2nd place and Rolland Vasin aka Vachine, 3rd place). Books will be on sale.

Aug. 25th 8 p.m. Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA). Join me and very special poet friend, Brendan Constantine as we explore the realm of poetry. I’ll be reading from my new book, Orphaned Words – Forgotten Poems From A Haphazard Life and Brendan will be, well, Brendan (one of the treasures of the So. Cal. Poetry scene!). As always, books and merchandise will be on sale.


July 21st 11 a.m. Author talk at the Redondo Library, main branch. I will be discussing my new book, Orphaned Words.


June 28th 8 p.m. I am representing Beyond Baroque at a reading sponsored by Poets and Writers (magazine) celebrating the L. A. area Literary community. There are a number of other readers representing various organizations.