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David Giuliano

David Giuliano

Photo: Jeremiah Giuliano

David Giuliano is a Spiritual Guide, Writer and Speaker.  He is an award-winning writer of hundreds of articles, essays, and poems.

His book, Postcards from the Valley: Encounters with Fear, Faith and God (2008), was a Canadian Best Seller.

David has also published two illustrated children’s books: The Alligator in Naomi's Pillow and Jeremiah and the Letter e. 

His book, It’s Good to Be Here: Stories we tell about cancer (2018), is a spiritual memoire about his 20-year journey with cancer. In it he challenges the ubiquitous and one dimensional “battle with cancer” narrative, with alternative stories about temples, treasure, light, pilgrimage, wolves and love. David brings fierce honesty and humour to a conversation about the metaphysics of medicine and the power of story to heal.

The Undertaking of Billy Buffone (2021) David's first novel is a vivid portrait of lives intertwined in the search for redemption amidst the uncovering of dormant truths a small town tried to bury, as told by Matthew Collins – about his own death, and the secret he left with his best friend, Billy Buffone

David was an ordained a minister in The United Church of Canada (1987-2017) His academic education includes BA, MDiv ThM and a MSc. He has diplomas in Expressive Arts Therapy and in Spiritual Direction. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate. He is an inspirational speaker, offering keynote talks in every province in Canada. David was the 39 Moderator of The United Church of Canada.

David lives with his beloved, Pearl, live on the north shore of Lake Superior, where they raised their children. He enjoys Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter and trail running, hiking, biking and sea kayaking on the big lake in the summer.

Email:
dwgiuliano@gmail.com
City:
Marathon
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

The Undertaking of Billy Buffone a novel. 2021, Latitude 46 Publishing
It's Good to be Here: Stories We Tell About Cancer - memoir . 2018, Friesen Press
Postcards from the Valley: Encounters with Fear Faith and God - essays. 2008, UCPH
Jeremiah and the Letter e - illustrated children's book. 2012, Woodlake Publishing
The Alligator in Naomi's Pillow - illustrated children's book. 2010, Woodlake Publishing

Awards

Associated Church Press, Theological Reflection Category, for The United Church of Observer, 2014
Canadian Church Press 2nd place in the Biblical Interpretation category for The United Church Observer, 2014
The Associated Church Press, Seasonal article for The United Church Observer, 2012
The Associated Church Press, Seasonal article for The United Church Observer, 2009
Canadian Church Press Awards, “Theology” 3rd Place for The United Church Observer, 2009
Best Communicators (Ketchum Public Relations, Canada) for Pastoral Letter, Moderator The United Church of Canada, 2007
The Associated Church Press, Seasonal article for The United Church Observer, 2007
Spiritual Directors International Poetry Contest for Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction , 2006
Devotional/Inspirational Writing, Associated Church Press Awards for The United Church Observer, 2004
AICW Bressani Literary Prize Shortlist for The Undertaking of Billy Buffone, 2022
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Various, inspirational tailored to audience - topics included: spirituality, writing, wellness, cancer, community, men.

Presentation Length:
15 minutes to 1 hour
Genre:
Spirituality, Writing, Healthcare-Patient Perspective, story telling.
Grades:
Adults, healthcare workers, writers, spiritual seekers, cancer patients and family
Audience Size:
Have spoken at events for audiences of 15 to 3,500
Presenation:
Travel and accommodations plus negotiated honorarium
Workshop Description:

Writing prompts, process, Q and A tailored to audience

Workshop Length:
60 minutes - weekend workshops
Workshop Audience Size:
5-30
Workshop Fee:
Travel and accommodation and negotiated honorarium
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Tailored to audience, age and interest of students

School Presentation Length:
15 minutes to 1 hour
School Intended Audience:
Students interested in writing
School Audience Size:
25-300 students
School Presentation Fee:
Travel and accommodations plus negotiated honorarium
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes