Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017


The Court Sessions in Dunolly: May 21

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For the second year, we’re heading to the superb tiny town of Dunolly, 50 minutes down the road from Bendigo, on Sunday May 21, for an afternoon with writers as part of the Victoria Law Foundation’s Law Week program.

A goldrush town with a rich history, Dunolly has two beautiful restored court houses, one which now operates as the Town Hall and the other which houses a collection of memorabilia.

Our afternoon starts with a free optional tour of the Old Court House, with your guide, Marion da Costa, at 1pm.

Then at 2pm in the Town Hall, meet Terry Smyth, author of the compelling biography of Denny Day, who brought the Myall Creek massacre to trial, and Sulari Gentill, whose brilliant Rowland Sinclair historical crime novels are hugely popular.

We then serve up a country afternoon tea, before settling in for a final chat with our writers, about legal history and the ethics of writing crime.

This is a perfect setting for a convivial autumn literary event, so we look forward to gathering once more in Dunolly, for this Bendigo Writers Festival Bookmark event (and you’ll hear the very first news about our huge August festival program this year.

Book tickets here.


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