Author of "It Was Never About the Books:" a memoir; "whitewash",
"Meet Me at Moonlight Beach", the "Metaphor Cafe" Series,
and "The Restoration"
Robert Pacilio regularly speaks at various educational conferences, school districts, and bookstores.
Below, you can find a list of those who have hired him to give keynote speeches, host motivational presentations, and hold book readngs and signings.
(If you would like Robert Pacilio to speak at your conference, school, bookstore, or any other event, contact us)
California Teachers Association's Good Teaching Conference Keynote Speech: - January 10-12 2014 - March 22-24, 2013 - February 9, 2013
California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference Keynote Speech: - Feb 14-16, 2014 - February 9, 2013 - February 12, 2011
"I enjoyed the opportunity to have met someone that not only talks to students but understands them. Mr. P, your enthusiasm and zeal allows us "kids" a chance to feel like true young adults. If it weren’t for your divine intervention that saved me and others, I wouldn’t have had the same viewpoint towards my future. Now I know that I have to make the most of the time I have. For that I thank you."
- Joshua Hule, student at South West High School in El Centro, California
“I started reading Meetings at the Metaphor Café the minute I got it, and I haven’t been able to put it down ever since. My hopes for life is to be a high school English teacher and an author; so, meeting Mr. Pacilio has shown me that it is possible. Your visit inspired me to chase my dreams.”
-Casey Frost, 12th grade at Mission Hills High School, Ms. McKinney’s class
“I love his whole outlook on life. He really opened my eyes to be more enthusiastic about life.”
-Jordyn Haubner, 12 grade at Mission Hills High School, Ms. McKinney’s class
“I really thought the presentation was inspirational. Mr. Pacilio got me thinking about my life and now I want to do good because before, I didn’t care because I thought that I’ll never be worth anything.”
-Name withheld for privacy, Mission Hills High School, Ms. Horrigan’s class
"It was really an inspiring presentation that you gave us and it was motivational and entertaining. I liked how you didn't really read the chapters of the book to us, but you showed them to us and acted some of the parts out.I thought it was funny when you and Ms. Ross danced and you made my classmates dance! "
- Daisy R., Willow Park Middle School
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