Upcoming Events

Sydney Book Launch: New Theatre

The people, plays and politics behind Australia's radical theatre

Sydney New Theatre, 542 King Street, Newtown

Speakers: Lisa Milner (book editor), Rosane McNamara (President Sydney New Theatre), Laura Ginters (book contributor)

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Date/Time:6:30pm Tuesday 18 October

Music and play reading performance by Sydney New Theatre

The event is free but you must RSVP to publicity@newtheatre.org.au

This event is part of Sydney New Theatre’s celebration of its 90th anniversary. You are invited to come along and join in the book launch and celebration with us. Light refreshments provided and first glass of wine included. Subsequent drinks at the bar. The book will be available at a discount price of $35 for one copy or $150 for 5 copies (RRP $40 each).


Melbourne Book Launch: New Theatre

The people, plays and politics behind Australia's radical theatre

Meeting room 1, Trades Hall, Melbourne

Date/Time:9 November, 6.00 for 6.30 pm

In person and online event.
Speakers: Lisa Milner, Cathy Brigden
Singer: Bruce Watson
Open mic "Yarns from the New Theatre" including Margret Roadknight

The event is free but you must register:
In person
Online


Coffs Harbour Book Launch: New Theatre

The people, plays and politics behind Australia's radical theatre

Auditorium, Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club, Coffs Harbour

Date/Time:4 December 2.00 pm

In person event.
Speakers: Lisa Milner, Janey Stone
Music and refreshments
Free event but you must register here


Past Events

Book Launch: The Crime of not knowing your Crime

Postponed due to border restrictions and covid, we are finally able to present a Perth event for Karen Throssell’s book. It is a great privilege to be able to hold this event at the Katherine Suzannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre, the place where Karen’s grandmother lived and which figures in the book.

Speakers: Karen Throssell, Janet Holmes A Court and Phil Deery

Karen Throssell is an award-winning writer and poet, with five poetry collections and a book of creative non-fiction. An earlier version of The Crime of not knowing your Crime was shortlisted in 2017 for the Dorothy Hewett award for works of creative non-fiction. Her work reflects her commitment to radical politics, literature and feminism.

Phillip Deery is a Cold War historian. His books include Sparrows and Spies: ASIO and the Cold War in Australia, 1949-1975 (2022). He is an Emeritus Professor of History at Victoria University.

Janet Holmes à Court AC is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection and has many roles in culture and the arts. She has strong links to Karen and KSP House. She used to be the 'playmate' that Katharine called in when the family were visiting the West.

Anyone interested in KSP or the writing of politically influenced literature in Australia is welcome to attend. Attendance is free but please RSVP to info@interventions.org.au for catering purposes.

The book will be on sale at the event at a special discount price.

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Book Launch: Hell No! We Wont Go!

Postwar resistance to conscription in Australia by Bobbie Oliver

Date/Time: 5.00 - 6.30 pm Friday 22 April

Location: Latrobe University Bendigo Campus, Gallery space, LSU building

Speakers: Michael Hamel-Green and Bobbie Oliver

Singer: Ken Mansell

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Book Launch: Rebel Women

Edited by Sandra Bloodworth and Tom O'Lincoln

Date/Time: 1.30 – 2.00 pm Saturday 16 April

Location: Maritime Precinct, Williamstown

Speakers: Janey Stone, Sandra Bloodworth and Liz Ross

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We are delighted to announce the launch details for the new edition of Rebel Women. Come along, get to hear from the editor Sandra Bloodworth and contributors Liz Ross and Janey Stone, and buy your copy! The launch will be at the Marxism conference in Melbourne at 1.30 pm on Saturday 16 April.

All are welcome to attend the launch which is free, but we encourage you to consider buying a ticket to the conference itself. If you do, you will be able to come to this session on Friday 15 April at 2.30 pm when Liz Ross will talk about Fighting back in the Depression, based on the chapter in the book.


Book Launch: Hell No! We Wont Go!

Postwar resistance to conscription in Australia by Bobbie Oliver

Date/Time: 5.00 6.30 pm Friday 22 April

Location: Latrobe University Bendigo Campus, Gallery space, LSU building

Speakers: Michael Hamel-Green and Bobbie Oliver

Singer: Ken Mansell

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Join us in the in-person launch of this book about conscientious objectors in post war Australia.

"Historian Bobbie Oliver has written an absorbing, readable, and meticulously documented account of the principled and courageous stands against conscription, militarism, and unjust wars on the part of young conscientious objectors and draft resisters during the decades after WWII. It is particularly insightful in showing how such stands contributed to the wider movement to end Australia's 1965-1972 intervention in Vietnam, an indefensible war which cost over 500 Australian lives and more than a million (mainly civilian) Vietnamese lives; and inspirational in its stories of those across Australia who were prepared to confront militarism and coercive systems designed to prosecute such unjust wars."

-- Michael Hamel-Green, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University

"A welcome, robust and moving antidote to the officially sanctioned and manipulated martial enthusiasms that course through Australian society and culture."

-- Rowan Cahill, radical historian, author, educator

This event is part of the conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in Bendigo. The book event is free and public - you don't need to be registered for the conference to attend.

Passionate Friends

Book Launch

Date: Thursday 3 March


Hell No! We Won't Go!

Online Book Launch

Date: Thursday 24 February

Watch the recording of the book launch here.


The Crime of Not Knowing Your Crime:
Ric Throssell Against ASIO

Online Book Launch

Date: Monday 26 July