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Dominic Carrillo Reading and Discussion

Date: Saturday, July 7 2012 Time: 7pm Number of sessions: 1 - Event! Members: FREE! Nonmembers: FREE! Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Join us as we host debut writer Dominic Carrillo reading from his debut novel To Be Frank Diego.

Frank Diego is forced to use public transportation for the first time (and his own two feet) in order to pick up his car on the other side of San Diego. From this altered perspective, he confronts his past, the ironies of his self-proclaimed ‘finest city,’ and meets an odd cast of characters along the way–ultimately derailing his simple plan. While Frank’s bi-cultural identity becomes better understood as the journey progresses, his relationship with his ‘girlfriend’ Kate grows more troubling. By the time he awkwardly meets her, he’s had an epiphany that is both transformative and inspiring.

“…a sincere, familiar voice with a sense of humor… a compelling, tragic-comic trek through San Diego.”

Click here to read Dominic’s blog about the writing of his novel.

Dominic Carrillo is a teacher and freelance writer from San Diego, California. has taught a variety of levels between 4th and 12th grade and worked as a professor of history at Grossmont College and other area colleges. He began creative writing during graduate school at UCLA, where he was a contributor to the UCLA Daily Bruin. His blogs have won multiple San Diego Reader awards since 2008. To Be Frank Diego is his debut novel. Aside from promoting his novel, he is currently working on his next writing project Americano Abroad, and practicing the odd art of writing about himself in the 3rd person.