A story driven by music and passion
Published in 2007, Venero Armanno's extraordinary latest novel The Dirty Beat is inspired by his early experiences as a muso in a rock band. It's a story of rock and jazz drummer Max at his own funeral - surrounded by the ghosts of his life, the great music of the 70's and the dreams that never faded. It's about the fulfilment of making music
"I had to write a million words before anybody published one." Venero started writing when he was17, finished his first novel while studying Law and a second novel while studying Psychology. It took him 14 years and 10 unpublished novels before his first book hit the shelves.
Today Dr Venero Armanno is the author of seven novels and a book of short stories. Internationally published, his novels have been shortlisted for many awards, with The Volcano winning the Queensland Premiers Literary Award in 2002.
By day, Venero is the Head of Creative Writing at the University of Queensland - much loved and revered for his inspiring passion for the creative process.
Join the truly delightful Veny Armanno for breakfast in conversation with Caroline Baum.
THE DIRTY BEAT, Venero Armanno
Thursday 10 9.00am $45 Parc Food
Duration: approximately 2 hours.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
Parc Food, Noosa Heads, Not Assigned
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