Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Left Coast Writers Book Launch, 5:30pm
Monticello Inn, 121 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA
Left Coast Writers® Launch Left Coast Writer Adina Sara’s New Book, 100 Words per Minute: Tales from Behind Law Office Doors, at SF’s Monticello Inn on November 15
Left Coast Writers® will hold its next event in the Left Coast Writers Book Launch Series at The Monticello Inn, San Francisco’s finest literary hotel, on Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm-6:30pm. We are celebrating Left Coast Writer member Adina Sara’s book, 100 Words per Minute: Tales from Behind Law Office Doors.Â Adina will read from her book and answer questions about its genesis, content, and process.
This free-of-charge evening includes a complimentary wine reception, held in the Inn’s library.Â The book will be available onsite for purchase and signing.Â The Book Launch Series is part of the Monticello Inn’s ongoing Wednesday Book Reading Series, and presents Left Coast Writers members’ new book-length works in various genres, including general nonfiction, travel writing, short stories, erotica, novels, poetry, nature writing, and memoir.
About 100 Words per Minute—Tales From Behind Law Office Doors:
Author Adina Sara presents an intimate look inside the quirky world of law offices. The stories of tyrant and tired litigators along with their devoted, though sometimes devious, secretaries come alive in a series of stories punctuated by quick poetic jabs. The author’s career spans over twenty-five years of law office work, from naÃ¯ve clerk typist to stressed-out secretary and finally to slightly elevated but no less conflicted office manager. “The hook of my connection to legal work was so gentle that I never noticed when it actually went in, twisted, and then lodged itself for the remainder of my working years.” Weaving humor and pathos together, 100 Words per Minute takes a hard look back at the author’s unintentional career in the legal field, offering a raw perspective on uncelebrated office workers whose stories are rarely told.Â Â
About Adina Sara:
Adina Sara has published two poetry books: To Be Filed, The Poetry of Office Work, and Garden Grown, inspired by all the mistakes she has made in her garden. Her short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in Peregrine: Journal of Amherst Writers & Artists, Oxygen Press, Cottage Gardener, East Bay Express, and Green Prints Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California, where she writes a feature gardening column for the MacArthur Metro, “The Imperfect Gardener.“Â Â Â