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Domenico Capilongo

Domenico Capilongo

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Domenico Capilongo lives in Toronto and teaches high school creative writing. His award winning short stories and poems have appeared in several national and international literary magazines. His first book of poetry, I thought elvis was Italian, was short-listed for the 2010 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize. His book of jazz-inspired poetry, hold the note, was long-listed for the 2011 ReLit Award. His first book of short fiction, Subtitles, was short-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award. His latest book of poems, send, is about the way we communicate. 



I thought elvis was italian. Wolsak and Wynn, 2008
hold the note. Quattro Books, 2010
Subtitles and Other Stories. Guernica Editions, 2012
send. Guernica Editions, 2017
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Presentation Length:
75 minutes.
Poetry and fiction
High School
Audience Size:
A group of thirty is best.
Workshop Description:

His workshops range from leading relaxed and flexible discussions on poetry and writing to teaching very structured writing drills and
lessons. He likes to read his work and the work of other writers and discussing where writing comes from and how a writer develops his/her own voice. He is an experienced school teacher who enjoys sharing and teaching the art of writing.