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PAST EVENTS

Billy Bragg in Conversation: The Three Dimensions of Freedom

6:30 pm    28th May 2020    Fremantle Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle 

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— EVENT POSTPONED —

We still aim to have Billy Bragg visit, but with an indefinite delay. Possibly May, check in with us closer to the date!


Billy Bragg the English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist is coming to Fremantle and New Edition is excited to host an evening where Bragg talks about the importance of three dimensional freedom. At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak. To protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one-dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom.

Note: this is not a gig, Billy won’t be playing. Ticket price of $20 includes copy of the book.

Billy Bragg in Conversation TICKETS 

We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know BOOK LAUNCH

18th Mar 2020    The National Hotel, 98 High Street, Fremantle 

 

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*EVENT CANCELLED*

New Edition Bookshop and Sophie McNeill have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the launch event for We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know, due to COVID19 risk. Signed copies of the book are available from the bookshop, which is operating at the usual opening hours of 9am – 9pm seven days a week. Ticket holders have been contacted, please get in touch if you have any other questions.


An award winning journalist and former foreign correspondent, Sophie McNeill has travelled and worked from some of the most war-ravaged and oppressive places on earth, including Syria, Gaza, Yemen, West Bank and Iraq. We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know tells the human stories of devastation and hope from behind the headlines as Sophie speaks with the dissidents, doctors and Saudi women seeking asylum, and asks what happens when the truth becomes subject to debate.

 

 

 

 

Gibbous Moon Over Lagos BOOK LAUNCH

6.30 pm    04th Mar 2020    The National Hotel, 98 High Street, Fremantle 

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Australian-born Pamela Watson’s first book detailed her solo bicycle journey across Africa, travelling through 17 countries and 14,500 kilometers. Her follow up title, Gibbous Moon Over Lagos, documents Pamela’s thrilling five-year entrepreneurial journey in the turbulent African city of Lagos. She went on to create a successful management consultancy and handmade paper social enterprise, became Australia’s Honorary Consul and was proud to make a difference to an embattled community.

Join Hardie Grant and New Edition Bookshop to celebrate the release of Gibbous Moon Over Lagos, with an author Q&A and book signing. Copies of Pamela’s books will be available to purchase on the night, and from the bookshop as usual.

This is a free event, but please RSVP by email to fremantle@newedition.com.au  or phone (08) 9335 2383 so we can accommodate you.

The Salt Madonna BOOK LAUNCH

6:30 pm    25th Feb 2020    The National Hotel, 98 High Street, Fremantle 

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Catherine Noske’s debut novel, The Salt Madonna, to be launched by Lucy Dougan. 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing on the night, and will also be available as usual at New Edition Bookshop. This even is free but please RSVP by following the link below so we can accommodate you.

The Salt Madonna Book Launch 

Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle 2nd Ed BOOK LAUNCH

6:30 PM    23rd Jan 2020    The Navy Club, Fremantle, 64 High Street 

This popular book gathers together 34 fascinating stories of radical moments in the cities’ past, from as long ago as the 1890’s and as recently as Occupy. The revised edition contains four extra stories including the unknown Chinese seamen strike on the Fremantle waterfront and the radical students movements at Curtin University.

Editors Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver and Alexis Vassiley will be in conversation with Fremantle academic and activist, Vashti Fox.

This event is free but please RSVP by clicking the eventbrite link below:

Free Tickets Here 

Archie Roach in conversation with Lucky Oceans

6:30pm    05th Dec 2019    The Navy Club, 1st floor, 64 High Street, Fremantle 

To celebrate the release of legendary musician Archie Roach’s forthcoming biography, Tell Me Why, New Edition Bookshop and Simon & Schuster Publishers are pleased to announce a special event at The Navy Club, Fremantle. Archie will be in conversation with Freo local Lucky Oceans on Thursday December 5th, discussing his new book and his life in music.

Tickets are $5, redeemable against purchase of Tell Me Why on the night.

Tell Me Why by Archie Roach 

Customer Service Wolf BOOK LAUNCH

6:00pm    26th Nov 2019    The National Hotel, 98 High Street, Fremantle 

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New Edition Bookshop and Affirm Press are pleased to announce a special launch. From one of our own booksellers, Customer Service Wolf is the collected retail comics of Anne Barnetson.

Join Customer Service Wolf and colleagues as they navigate the most awkward customer interactions imaginable, plus a few that are beyond imagination. From your local bookseller and illustrator Anne Barnetson comes this charming, hilarious and perfectly observed snapshot of life behind the counter. A long running web comic, the Customer Service Wolf strips are gathered together for the first time, with some extra fragments too.

This is a free event, but please RSVP by email at New Edition  so we can accommodate you.

 

Poster boy by Peter Drew BOOK LAUNCH

6:30 pm    17th Nov 2019    New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle 

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The man behind the iconic posters and stickers you will have spotted around the country, Peter Drew, is visiting Fremantle to launch his recent book, Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics.  Peter will be at New Edition Bookshop for a Q and A with local author, Brooke Davis. Copies of the book are available in-store now.

This event is free to attend, but please RSVP via email or phone so we can accommodate you.

Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas BOOK LAUNCH

6:30 pm    13th Nov 2019    The National Hotel, 98 High Street, Fremantle 

New Edition Bookshop and Allen & Unwin are pleased to announce the launch of the new novel by Christos Tsiolkas, Damascus. 

“In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice.”

Christos will be in conversation with local author Susan Midalia.

Tickets are $5 and available from: Damascus Book Launch 

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Bruny by Heather Rose BOOK LAUNCH

4:30 pm    06th Oct 2019    The National Hotel, 98 High Street 

New Edition Bookshop and Allen & Unwin are pleased to announce the launch of Heather Rose’s new novel, Bruny. The brilliant and explosive new novel is the latest from the author of The Museum of Modern Love, winner of the 2017 Stella Prize.

Part political thriller, part love story, this genre-bending and prescient novel considers how far a government might go to achieve its aims. It is a searing, subversive story of family, love, loyalty and the new world order.

Heather will be in conversation with Gillian O’Shaughnessy at the National Hotel, High Street, Fremantle.

The ticket price of $5  is redeemable against a copy of Bruny. To secure your place, please book at: Bruny Book Launch

 

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Visual Spatial Enquiry BOOK LAUNCH

5:30 pm    13th Jun 2019    The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Courtyard of ND42, The Old Fremantle Hotel, Access from Cliff Street 

We are pleased to announce the launch of Visual Spatial Enquiry: Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers, by Perth architects Robyn Creagh and Sarah McGann.

There will be a talk by Emeritus Professor Roy Jones on the multi-disciplinary research gathered together in the book, and copies will be available to purchase on the night.

This is a free event, but please register your interest by email to http://architecture@nd.edu.au

 

 

John Mateer Poetry Reading : João

6:30 pm    26th Apr 2018    The Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle W.A. 

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Join New Edition Bookshop at the Navy Club, Fremantle, to celebrate the release of Mr. Mateer’s latest poetry collection, João, from Giramondo Publishing.

  • The Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle
  • Thursday 26th April at 6:30 pm

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.

This event is free to attend but please RSVP to fremantle@newedition.com.au to  let us know if you would like to come.

Anna Haebich Dancing in Shadows Book Launch

6:00 pm    12th Apr 2018    The Navy Club, 64 High Street Fremantle 6160 

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Join UWA Press and New Edition Bookshop to celebrate the release of local author Anna Haebich’s new book, Dancing in Shadows, which explores the evolving history of Nyungar performance within the censures and restrictions of colonization. A short talk will be given by Dr. Haebich, and the opportunity for signing afterward.

The Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle
Thursday, 12th April from 6pm

Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. This launch is free to attend but please RSVP to let us know if you’d like to attend, to fremantle@newedition.com.au or calling the bookshop on (08) 9335 2383.

Leigh Straw Lillian Armfield Book Launch

6:00 pm    27th Mar 2018    The National Hotel, 98 High Street (cnr South Terrace) 

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Join New Edition Bookshop at the historic National Hotel in celebrating the release of local author Leigh Straw’s new book, the biography “Lillian Armfield : How Australia’s First Female Detective Took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and Changed the Face of the Force.” A fascinating glimpse into history!  

The National Hotel, 98 High Street (cnr South Terrace) 
Tuesday 27th March from 6pm 
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. A short introduction will be given by Dr. Straw, and an opportunity to have books signed afterward.

This launch is free to attend but please RSVP to fremantle@newedition.com.au or by calling the bookshop on (08) 9335 2382 to let us know if you would like to come. 

Tim Winton Signing The Shepherd’s Hut

5:00 pm    17th Mar 2018    Strange Company, 5 Nairn Street Fremantle 

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Join New Edition Bookshop and local author Tim Winton for a special event at Strange Company, at 5pm Saturday 17th of March.

Mr. Winton will be signing copies of his new novel, The Shepherd’s Hut.

Books will be available to purchase at the event, and refreshments from the bar. This event is informal and free to attend but subject to venue capacity.

Strange Company
5 Nairn Street
Fremantle WA 6160

Westerly 62.2 Launch

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    13th Dec 2017    Bar Orient, 39 High Street, Fremantle WA 6061 

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of Westerly 62.2, the largest issue ever published by Westerly, with sixty-five contributors from diverse cultures and locations. More than twenty countries are represented within the pieces included.
Building on Westerly’s historical interest in the nation’s position within the Asian and Indian Ocean region, this themed issue opens a fluid and dynamic space in which to nurture connections between seemingly disparate societies, to foster currents of exchange, to negotiate language and cultural positioning. The result is a vibrant collection—an anthology of creative transnational connection—and a further example of Western Australia’s openness to its neighbours: countries that connect through, across and within the Indian Ocean.

Westerly 62.2 will be launched by Caroline Wood, Director of Margaret River Press and the Centre for Stories, at 6pm on Wednesday 13 December at The Orient Hotel in Fremantle. Light refreshments provided.

We hope you can join us and raise a glass to the end of the year and the biggest issue of Westerly yet!

This event is free, but please register by following the link below:

Westerly 62.2 Launch Registration

I Love Poetry Book Launch

6:30pm - 9pm    25th Oct 2017    Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160 

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The China Australia Writing Centre is honoured to be launching Michael Farrell’s latest collection, I Love Poetry (Giramondo 2017) on Wednesday 25 October.

Please join CAWC and New Edition Bookshop on the top floor of the Navy Club, overlooking Fremantle’s port and the historic West End, to hear one of Australia’s most provocative and fascinating poets read from his most recent publication.

Copies of I Love Poetry, as well as previous collections, will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP essential as numbers are strictly limited. Free event; RSVP via Eventbrite.

Taboo Book Launch – Fully Booked!

6:30 pm    23rd Aug 2017    Strange Company, 5 Nairn Street, Fremantle 

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One may as well begin, ‘Once Upon a Time…’ Except this is no fairytale.

New Edition Bookshop and Strange Company present Kim Scott’s new novel Taboo, and author Kim Scott in conversation with Sean Gorman.

From the two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award (2000, 2011) comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, brutality and mystery, about a young woman cast into a drama which has been playing for over 200 years.

Taboo tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar’s descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will cleanse some moral stain on the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations. But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged.

Taboo is a novel of return, and of healing; of renewal, as well as destruction; and ultimately, of hope as much as despair.

This is a free event, but please let us know if you plan to come. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.

rsvp to: fremantle@newedition.com.au

 

 

Colombiano Book Launch

6:30 for a 7 pm start    11th Aug 2017    Navy Club, 64 High Street, Fremantle 

 

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From the Author of the international sensation Marching Powder! 

Welcome to the Perth book launch of Rusty Young’s new book, Colombiano

Blending fact and fiction, Colombiano takes us on a heart-thumping journey into the violent and unpredictable world of post-Pablo Escobar Colombia…

New Edition Bookshop in association with Penguin Random House Australia are pleased to announce the release of Colombiano – come down for a chance to meet the author.

Copies of Colombiano and Marching Powder will be available to purchase at the event.

 

Date: Friday August 11

Time : 6.30 for 7pm start

Venue: Navy Club

64 High Street

Fremantle

This is a free event but rsvp essential

Rsvp: fremantle@newedition.com.au

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