EVENTS

2019

-Sofia, BG (@Maze, April 18)

-Skopje, Macedonia (May 2-3)

-Riga, Latvia (May 16-17)

-Sofia, BG (May 22 @AEA)

-Bucharest, Romania (May 27)

-Sofia, BG (@Kanaal Bar, June 9)

"The book (Paco Jones) universally grabbed the attention of our students. As an international school, it is hard to find something that has the basic bildungsroman type themes, but also is relevant to students across multiple cultures. The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones does just that. Dominic's visit was the gravy... students could ask questions about the story, the characters, and critically, meet an author that they had come to know very well through their writing. As a librarian, I strongly recommend Carrillo's book (and his visit!).  Paco Jones is an ambassador for teens making sense of their place in a new school and with new friends."
-Dr. John Kurtenbach, librarian,
American International School of Bucharest

"Dominic is an engaging presenter for students of all ages. He captured students attention with funny, relevant anecdotes from his own life and challenged students to be creative, imaginative and brave-- to share their own experiences. Students came away with a strong message that everybody can create a character that is true to life because we all have personal experiences that can enrich our fictional characters and breath life into them. Having a background in teaching, Dominic understands and interacts with his audience according to their age and grade level. We highly recommend Dominic as a visiting author and presenter of the writing process and we are looking forward to a second visit where he will present his new book The Unusual Suspects."

 

-Pam York and Polina Spencer, librarians

Pechersk International School, Kiev, Ukraine 

            Past Events

Jan 24-25

@Bavarian International School

Munich, Germany

July 12, 2018

@Camarena Library 

Calexico, USA

July 14

@Gordon Biersch Brewery

San Diego, USA

June 1 & 2

@Varna Lit Festival

Varna, Bulgaria

May 25

@International School of Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

May 3 & 4

@Nova International School

Skopje, Macedonia

May 9

@Pinewood International School

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

April 27

Sofia, Bulgaria

American English Academy

Feb 19-22

Sofia, Bulgaria

Anglo-American School of Sofia

Feb 3

Sofia, Bulgaria

Kanaal Bar release party!

 

Jan 25-26

Kiev, Ukraine

Pechersk School International

Jan 19

Amsterdam, Netherlands

ELMLE & American Book Centre

What type of presentations do you give?
I have a few prepared presentations.
One is on the writing process where I emphasize the importance of effort, feedback, struggle and improvement. Another one is about my journey as a writer-- mainly a motivational story about a student (me) who used to be a below average reader and writer. 
I've also presented to educators on the topic of publishing student writing and the motivation and professionalism it fosters in students engaged in an authentic project.
I can do writing workshops with smaller groups (20 or less) which focus on creating a positive culture of critique and helpful feedback. And I'm happy to work with teachers and catering my talks to fit their current lessons or projects. 
To check for availability, contracts, and other author visit details, please contact me or Jane Petkova.