Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. (See Spoken Word/Performances section). 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: Fri, 7/8, 7pm: Adrienne Sharp signs First Love: A Novel. 7/9, 2pm: Jim Steinmeyer signs The Glorious Deception. Sun, 7/10, 2pm: Richard Fliegel signs Clerical Errors. Mon, 7/11, 7pm: Mary Rakow Writing Class. Tue, 7/12, 7pm: Gigi Levangie Grazer signs The Starter Wife. Wed, 7/13, 7pm: Margot Eve Pepper signs Through the Wall: A Year in Havana. This week in Beverly Hills: Sun, 7/10, 4pm: Dora Levy Mossanen signs Courtesan. Tue, 7/12, 7pm: Jane Heller signs An Ex to Grind Wed, 7/13, 7pm: Mary Rakow Writing Class. 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 – 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.pp90272.com/books.