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‘The Sun in My Heart’ Book Launch
THE SUN IN MY HEART: A MEMOIR OF A MOTHER & HER SON WHO HAS DOWN SYNDROME
AUTHOR TALK WITH WINE & NIBBLES
THURSDAY 6th MAY – 6.00pm
HOSTED BY ANNIE’S BOOKS ON PEREGIAN
PEREGIAN BEACH COMMUNITY HOUSE
$25.00 p.p. – children under 12 are free)
($10 from every ticket goes directly to Down Syndrome Queensland)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 5448 2053 or email@example.com
This will be a very special evening! Peter Rowe is an artist, writer and speaker, and enjoys a rich and full life. Peter will be bringing some of his artwork to the event.
The relentless struggles Betty Rowe endured in her life on the land from the 1950s, raising six children, one with Down syndrome, served to prepare her for the even bigger challenge that lay ahead: the challenge of helping her now adult son Peter find his voice at last and speak out against those who thought he had no voice. Peter Rowe became the whistleblower on one of the worst cases of institutional sexual and emotional abuse in Queensland, perhaps in Australia. Today, Peter, despite his disability, is a professional artist, poet and author, living a fulfilling life thanks in no small measure to Betty’s faith and unfaltering love.