Writers Live - Benjamin Allmon introduces Foot Notes
3rd Aug '17 @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Benjamin Allmon when he introduces his new book Foot Notes.
In 2006, after more than a decade trying to make it in music, singer-songwriter Ben Allmon is getting desparate. As his former band mates settle into sensible careers he gives it one last shot. He records an album - he is audio-engineer and multi-instrumentalist as well as singer and songwriter. The only problem - how to promote it?
After reading of how the Deep South bluesmen of early 20th century America's Great Migration would walk and play their way to Chicago, he decides to do the same, only from Pottsville to Sydney, 1000 kilometres of Australian coastline. Kissing his girlfriend goodbye, he sets off with a guitar, a sleeping bag and a heroic miscalculation of what he's getting into... and, he's about to discover why he's really doing this.
Join us when Benjamin Allmon is our guest at 6.30pm, on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00 which includes a complimentary copy of Ben's CD Sound Tracks. In addition $ 5.00 will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Ben writes - "I was born in Mona Vale on Sydney's northern beaches in 1977. My childhood was the beach - one of my earliest memories is of Dad showing me how to get pippis out of the sand with my feet." Now a freelance journalist by trade Ben's work has appeared in Blank Magazine, RACT's Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Tincture Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name a few. In 2016 he won the Judge's Commendation for the Roly Sussex Short Story Award. A songwriter with 20 year's experience, he's a member of Australasian Performing Right Association, the Australian Songwriters' Association, TAXI Music Publishing, and is an accredited audio-engineer. An active member of the Gold Coast writing community, he harbours a deep affection for cricket, pistachios and the music of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 3rd Aug
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112