Every year 15-20,000 book lovers descend upon the small town of Clunes. The Booktown Festival is world famous, and it seems that many a book enthusiast strikes gold in this, the first town where gold was found in Victoria (which sparked that small gold rush you hear about occasionally).
The people of Clunes were kind enough to invite me to bring Beyond Priscilla: one gay man, one gay truck, one big idea… to town. All About Books made sure the book was available, Barbara did the legwork ahead of Daniel’s arrival (and made it all possible) and Doug & Jon from Quince Farm Imports were stall hosts (and Daniel’s hosts for the weekend).
Many a conversation was had with passers-by and Daniel felt incredibly looked after.
On Saturday 3rd May, Daniel did a Book Reading for the Clunes Neighbourhood House ‘Burn This Book Festival’ where some 40 people gathered.