The Hobart Bookshop and 40 South Publishing are pleased to invite you to the launch (by Tim Thorne) of Pete Hay and Tony Thorne’s new book, Last Days of the Mill, a story in poetry and images of the closure of Burnie’s pulp mill.
For seven decades ‘The Pulp’ constructed the social, economic and environmental circumstances of life on the North-West Coast. In 2011, on the last day of its operation, artist Tony Thorne went on site armed with sketchpad and camera. And writer Pete Hay came to Burnie armed with notepad and recorder, to talk to displaced mill workers. The result is this extraordinary collaboration of dramatic monologues in the vernacular voice of the mill floor and artworks of stark, confronting beauty that vividly capture the dying days of an industrial colossus.
For more information about the book (including a recording of a reading by Pete Hay),
visit the website: http://lastdaysofthemill.blogspot.com.au/ .
What: Tim Thorne will launch Last Days of the Mill (Pete Hay and Tony Thorne).
When: Thursday August 16, 5.30pm
Where: The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome.
The Hobart Bookshop