Legally Bound is a meeting of law students, legal practitioners and advisors, in association with The Legal Forecast Creative, to discuss non-fiction and fiction texts which raise issues impacting the law. This is a friendly, non-political and inclusive group, as such conversation will focus on how the texts provide thought on how the legal system and those practising within it can operate optimally. Attendees from any geographical location are welcome.
Our meeting on Wednesday 9 March will consider Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief‘. It is not compulsory to read the text as much of the discussion will be thematic but familiarity with it will likely enhance your experience.
Related texts are Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood‘ which This House of Grief has been compared to. Helen Garner also authored the 2017 Walkley Award winning essay ‘Why she Broke: The woman, her children and the lake’ which considers a similar case to that covered in This House of Grief.
This event will run both in person and remotely. Whether attending in person or online, please RSVP using the form below and email Tamara McCombe (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you intend to join the meeting in person at Level Twenty Seven Chambers.
Details of how to join the session remotely will be emailed the day before – contact Tamara if you have any technical questions.
1745 Drinks and light nibbles for those attending in person
1800 Meeting commences
This event is free to attend.
Obtaining your text
Attendees are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the works.
This House of Grief: Brisbane Council Libraries has audiobook, eBook and hard copies. Toowoomba Region Libraries has audio copies. Ipswich Libraries has hard copies. Many thanks to the University of Southern Queensland for purchasing an eBook version for the benefit of its library users attending the meeting.
In Cold Blood: Brisbane Council Libraries has eBook, audiobook and DVD formats. Toowoomba Region Libraries holds a hard copy and DVD version. Ipswich Libraries has hardcopy and DVD formats. Open Library has an eBook version. The State Library of Queensland has a hard copy. Many thanks to the University of Southern Queensland for purchasing an eBook version for the benefit of its libary users attending the meeting.
Why she Broke: The woman, her children and the lake: this article was published in The Monthly. Thank you to the University of Southern Queensland for making this available via its Ebsco subscription for the benefit of its library users attending the meeting.