Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. This week: Call for schedule. Ongoing: FREE Workshops & Open Readings – “Since 1969, Beyond Baroque has provided a free workshop and open
reading program as gathering place for writers to develop their voice, find support, build new communities, and experiment with new forms. Please bring copies of your work.” Free Open Readings – Sundays: 1st Sunday (except Aug., Sept., & Jan.), 5pm, sign-up 4:45. (Also, see Poets Beyond the Half Shell). Mondays: Monday Night Fictions, 8pm. FREE. “Workshop focuses on short shorts, stories, and novels.” Led by Mike Lynch and Tyler Williams. Tuesdays: Tuesday Night Creative Fiction, 8pm. FREE. “Bring works of creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose,” with J.P. Pomposello. Wednesdays: Wednesday Night Poetry, 8pm. FREE. “The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets.” Hosts: May-July, Lee Rossi. August-Sept, Gretchen Mattox. First and Third Thursdays: Free Poetry workshop, 8pm. FREE. “For a novel approach and engaging dialogue.” With Leilani Squire. Thursdays: Alt.Screenplay, 8pm. “Documentary, narrative, art film scripts, actor readings. Independent projects only.” With Peter Coogan. Saturdays: Saturday Afternoon Poetry, 1pm. FREE. “Bring a poem and ten copies.” 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, 8/4, 7pm: Fred Siegel signs The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life, the “first post-9/11 account of the career of the man who established himself as ‘America’s Mayor’ in the dark days after America was attacked. Sun, 8/7, 2pm: Gail Gauldin Moore signs Poems on the Half Shell. This week in Beverly Hills: Thu, 8/4: Lee Siegel signs Who Wrote the Book of Love? A “comedic chronicle of the sexual life of an American boy in Southern California in the 1950s.” Sat, 8/6, 11am: Storytime with Princess Meg and 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 – 1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.pp90272.com/books.