Booksigning with Libby Ware, Author of Lum

Published Gaby Gross - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:43pm

Wild Iris Books is honored to host Libby Ware as she travels through the south. Libby will tell us about her latest release, Lum, and will be available for a Q&A and book signings immediately following the reading. Please come out and support this amazing writer and longtimes feminist friend!

The reading is free but donations are always welcome. Event will take place inside the Civic Media Center.

About Lum
Lum has always been on the outside. At eight, she was diagnosed with what we now call an intersex condition and is told she can't expect to marry. Now, at thirty-three, she has no home of her own but is shuttled from one relative's house to another valued for her skills, but never treated like a true member of the family. Everything is turned upside down, however, when the Blue Ridge Parkway is slated to come through her family s farmland. As people take sides in the fight, the community begins to tear apart culminating in an act of violence and subsequent betrayal by opponents of the new road. However, the Parkway brings opportunities as well as loss.

About Libby
Libby Ware lived the first four years of her life in West Virginia and grew up in South Florida. She spent some childhood summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and always feels at home in the Appalachian Mountains. She is the owner of Toadlily Books, an antiquarian book business, and is also a book collector. She is a member of Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Atlanta Writers Club, and the Georgia Writers Association, and she belongs to two writing groups. She is a fellow of The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She was a finalist in the Poets & Writers Award for Georgia Writers, judged by Jennifer Egan, for "The Circuit" (Chapters 1–3 of this novel, in a slightly different form). "The Circuit" was published in Feminist Studies. She lives in Atlanta with her two dogs, Tilly and Robin, and is engaged to Charlene Ball.

Free, donations appreciated
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated