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Celebrate Spring with Judith Offer & Adina Sara

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Spring is coming, and at Laurel we will be celebrating with a reading by local artists. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and prose focusing on gardening, nature, and new beginnings.

About the Books:

Gardening Out Loud contains twenty-three poems and about half that number of linoprints in a portfolio, by Judith Offer and Margo Bors, linoprint artist, of San Francisco.

The Imperfect Garden follows one gardener’s journey as she discovers her “trash heap” of a backyard, unearths bulbs and seedlings buried by time and neglect, and carves out a whimsical landscape dotted by decades of successful and failed gardening experiments. The Imperfect Garden explores the elements of determination, disappointment, and surprise that shaped both her landscape and her life.

About the Authors:

Judith Offer has had two daughters, five books of poetry and dozens of plays. (Eighteen of the latter, including six musicals, have been produced.) She has read her poetry at scores of poetry venues, but is particularly delighted to have been included in the Library of Congress series and on “All Things Considered”, on NPR. Her writing reflects her childhood in a large Catholic family—with some Jewish roots—her experience as teacher, community organizer, musician, historian, gardener, and all-purpose volunteer, and her special fascination with her roles of wife and mother. Her most recent book of poetry, called DOUBLE CROSSING, is poems about Oakland, California, where she lives with her husband, Stuart.

Adina Sara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to the Bay Area to attend the University of California, Berkeley, during the political upheaval of the 1960’s. Besides her love of writing and gardening, Adina has been a lifelong musician, expressing herself through the singing of folk, country, classical, jazz and contemporary music. Adina resides in Oakland, California with her husband, and makes frequent visits to her native Los Angeles to enjoy the company of her two sons and daughters-in-law, three granddaughters and grandson, who fill her with pride, joy and immense gratitude.