Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. Call for events this week. Call for events this week. Ongoing: Monday Night Fiction, 8pm, with Jason Mahanes. Tuesday Night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm, led by Todd Jackson. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Emerging Writers Workshop, 8pm, led by Tuan Nguyen. Wed Night Poetry, 8pm, led by Venice Beat Philomene Long – “The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets.” 1st & 3rd Thursdays Poetry Workshop, 8pm, Led by Leilani Squire. Thursday Alt.Screenplay, 8pm. Moderated by Peter Coogan. Saturday Afternoon Poetry, 1pm, with Bob Foster. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org
Diesel, A Bookstore – 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265. (3100 456-9961, www.dieselbookstore.com
Duttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events. This week in Brentwood: Thu, 5/26, 7pm: Chuck Goldstone signs This Book Is Not a Toy: Friendly Advice on How to Avoid Death and other Inconveniences. This week in Beverly Hills: Sat, 5/28, 11am: Storytime wih Princess Meg and Sir Gabe
Children from two to six are invited to listen to a story read by Princess Meg or Sir Gabe. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or www.duttonsbrentwood.com. Duttons Beverly Hills – 447 N. Canon Drive.
The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge – 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 450-6052. Thu, 4/14, 7:30pm:
The Un-Urban Coffee House – 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310)315-0056
Village Books – This week: Thu, 5/26, 7:30pm: Frances Norris signs Blue Plate Special: A Novel of Love, Loss and Food. 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.pp90272.com/books.