Words in Winter, a literary festival held in the Victorian Goldfields, invited me and my poetry stall up for the weekend just gone. My partner and I were put up by WIW at Duke's B 'n B, which was the most wonderful accommodation either of us have ever enjoyed - hardwood floors, sumptuous breakfasts and a cosy but well-curated environment.
The P.S.S. Poetry Stall was received with real enthusiasm and a steady line of requests on the Sunday. The requests were varied and while many were made with the intention of gifting the resulting poem to a specific person, they were still sufficiently open to interpretation.
Jane @33, the cafe` (a Clunes establishment and hub) that hosted the stall was an enlivening venue and Jane herself is a lovely person. The space is lined with intriguing ephemera, and the food and drinks (over a dinner and a lunch, plus hydration!) were extremely tasty. The definite highlights were a chocolate and chilli tart, and the chimichangas.