@American International School of Johannesburg, South Africa. October 27 (virtual)

@Lincoln School Kathmandu,
Kathmandu, Nepal, April 28/29 (virtual)

@Nansha Prep Academy,
Nansha, China, April 1-2 (virtual)

@Creative Writing Podcast w/ Dr Nagle
@Cayman International School, Cayman IslandsFeb 2-4 (virtual)


@Border Book Bash, Dec 19
Texas, USA (virtual)
@King-Chavez Academy, Dec 11
San Diego, CA, USA (virtual)

@170 Vasil Levski School, Feb 28
Sofia, Bulgaria

@American English Academy, Feb 11
Sofia, Bulgaria

@Carbondale Middle School, Jan 23
Carbondale, CO, USA (Skype)

@St. George International School
Sofia, Bulgaria

"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 Carrillo conducted fantastic presentations about reading with all Gr 9&10 students! Highly recommend him; international school teacher, author, and a fine human being!"

-Darlene Navis, Librarian

Cayman International School, Cayman Islands 



"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 

“ Dominic was very easy to collaborate with. In the planning phases, he was expedient and thorough in his communications with us. And during the virtual visit, he was engaging, offering our students a wealth of knowledge in an easy to follow format that was perfect for second language learners!"

-Rebecca Battitstoni

Nansha College Prep Academy, China

            Past Events


@Bavarian International School, Jan 24-25

Munich, Germany


@Maze, April 18

Sofia, Bulgaria 

@ NOVA school, May 2-3

Skopje, Macedonia 

@ISL, May 16-17

Riga, Latvia

@AISB, May 27

Bucharest, Romania

@Kanaal Bar, June 9

Sofia, Bulgaria


July 12

@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 and other author visit details, please contact me!