Bendigo Writers Festival bookmark event

Julian Burnside

Justice at the Gaol: A Law Week event


In his latest book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice, Julian Burnside looks at how our legal system operates in practice, pointing out the ways it does and doesn’t run true to its ultimate purposes.

He explains why good barristers defend bad people and sets out legal remedies for wrongs done to individuals and groups.

For Law Week 2018, Bendigo Writers Festival is proud to host the inimitable Julian Burnside, barrister, human rights campaigner, refugee advocate, writer and arts supporter, in conversation with RN Presenter Natasha Mitchell.

Old Castlemaine Gaol is perched high on a hill with glorious views over the pretty Central Victorian town, 120kms north of Melbourne.

Now transformed into a welcoming venue, the atrium space in the cell block is a unique setting for this Law Week literary conversation. The Governor’s Café is open for breakfast from 8am, and serves lunch through until 3pm. Stoneman’s Bookshop will be in attendance, too, selling copies of Julian Burnside’s books for signing following the one-hour conversation.

Julian Burnside at Old Castlemaine Gaol is a Law Week 2018 event, supported by the Victorian Law Foundation, and presented by Bendigo Writers Festival, with thanks to Scribe.





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  • 11:00AM Sun 20 May 2018

Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden Street

P: 5434 6100

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