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Launceston TAS 7250
(03) 6331 8088


James Foley
Book Signing

We are very lucky to be welcoming James Foley to Petrarch's.

James is an author and illustrator of lots of great children's books such as Brobot, My Dead Bunny, The Last Viking and The Return of the Last Viking; so come along for your chance to meet James.

RSVP's to are encouraged but not essential.

Monday 26 June at 3:30pm
Brian Harrison-Lever
Book Launch

Book to be launched by Richard Mulvaney - Director  of Queen Victoria Museum/Art Gallery and Princess Theatre

With evocative illustrations and compelling writing, this extraordinary book encapsulates the social context of convict transportation.

The overcrowding of British prisons in the early 1800's was a problem solved, the ruling classes believed, by the transportation of convicts to the colonies, where labour was in short supply. Men, women and children branded “felons” were shipped south, often for crimes that in today’s world would hardly merit a firm reprimand.

Those transported – some unfortunate, some, it must be admitted, rogues – all had lives before their convictions, but we know very little of them. The narratives in Brian Harrison-Lever’s Transported make no pretence of being factual accounts, but are rather an attempt at shedding some light beyond numbers and statistics and briefly bringing to life a cross-section of a community that suffered and survived transportation. 

RSVP's to are encouraged but not essential.

Thursday 6 July at 6:00pm
Wellbeing Machine
Kym MacLeod
Book Launch

Wellbeing Machine shows how wellbeing arises in the intimate processes of daily life. Wellbeing and illbeing are generally seen as interior states of the individual, which can readily be linked to individuals being blamed for the status of their wellbeing. 

This book shifts attention away from the individual and onto the collective body. This approach generates a conceptual entity called the wellbeing machine, which comprises four assemblages that represent different responses to the challenges of everyday life experienced by people with depression. 

Wellbeing Machine shifts discussion about the wellbeing bioeconomy into new terrain. It investigates the intersections between emergent wellbeing and labour, power, and capitalism, and produces knowledge about wellbeing that does not contribute negative associations about individuals’ wellbeing levels.

RSVP's to are encouraged but not essential.

Friday 11 August at 6:00pm


Andy Griffith & Terry Denton

Event at Tailrace

Thursday 24 August at 6:00pm

This event is SOLD OUT

If you missed out on tickets - signed copies of the 91 Storey Treehouse can be pre-ordered at Petrarch's or by calling 6331 8088

Publication Date: 8 August 2017

Book RRP: $14.95

We are very excited to be hosting Andy Griffith and Terry Denton for the Launceston launch of the 91 Storey Treehouse.

Join us on Thursday 24 Augustfrom 5:30pm for a 6:00pmstart at the Tailrace Centre(1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside TAS 7250) and be prepared for more zany fun and adventures with your evening hosted by local Launceston identity Danny Gibson.

The 91 Storey Treehouse is the seventh book of Andy Griffith and Terry Denton's wacky treehouse adventures, where the laugh out loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

Join Andy and Terry in their now 91 storey spectacular treehouse. They've added thirteen new levels, including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a mashed potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine.  Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button... Well what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Petrarch's will be selling other titles of Andy Griffths and Terry Denton's on the evening.  Purchases can be made via cash or card.

Andy and Terry will not be signing books at the event(copies of the 91 Storey Treehouse will be pre-signed).  Make sure you come dressed with your best smile as there will be an oppertunity for a happy snap with Andy and Terry!

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