Author Event: Ianto Ware

FREE EVENT
7 pm, Wednesday June 23rd
Live event at The Wheatsheaf Hotel
39 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031

At the age of twenty-four, Dimity Ware received a kidney transplant. Her doctors told her she could never have children and would probably die in her thirties. In response, she announced her lesbianism, left her husband, and gave birth to a son.

After his mother’s death, Ianto Ware revisits his childhood in suburban Adelaide, where his mother — single parent, lesbian feminist, and ardent socialist — waged a four-decade war on her conservative neighbourhood, primarily through the medium of gardening.

Driven by humour, insight, and love, Mother & I is part family memoir, part history of working class life, and part homage to suburban eccentricity.

On June 23rd, Ianto will join us in conversation to celebrate the force of character that defies conformity and the love that prevails against bigotry.