Patrick (Lp) Camozzi

Patrick (Lp) Camozzi

Author
Montreal, QC
Biography

Lp Camozzi is all about words that sing. 

He was born in 1952 in Rossland BC, moved east in 1956, then returned to BC with his family from 1986- 2001.  He currently lives in beautiful Montreal where he moved to pursue his interest in kidlit and music.

Lp’s first creative project was an original album of music for kids entitled Even Kids Get the Blues.  His second album was Even Kids Go Country.  Lp has toured the USA, parts of Manitoba and played the Vancouver International Children’s Festival along with numerous school shows in the Montreal area.

He is the author of three children’s picture books including his most recent release (March 2016) written in contemporary Tanka poetry form.  It is titled alpha bones candy as it is first and foremost an ABC book.  As far as Lp knows, this is the first Tanka poetry version of a kids book in North America.  Other features of the book include detailed illustrations that hide objects that can be discovered and coloured.  Plus, there’s encouragement for kids to try to write their own Tanka.   Lp has been published in Gusts, a BC biannual Tanka journal, since 2005.

The book is collaboration between Lp and his illustrator son Zach.  Zach is currently an Industrial Design student in the Masters program at Emily Carr in Vancouver.  Zach follows in the footsteps of his older sister Marielle who illustrated Lp’s first two books – Pasta Pazoo. More Better Spaghetti and Spice Kapita. That Dancin’ Guy.

A married father of three and grandfather of four, Lp is writing his way into his retirement career as a singer/songwriter, children’s author and Tanka poet.    

Family, friends and a love of words that sing.  Plus Dancin'. That's Lp Camozzi.

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Multi Grade reading/performing

1) alpha bones candy is an ABC book written in a tanka poetry format.  It is also a find objects book and can be coloured.  K-1 teachers use it to expand vocabulary and encourage writing simple tanka poems.

 

2) Spice Kapita is a story of a boy who loves to dance. He travels around the world of dance learning the importance of dance in the country and growing up at the same time.  A great teaching unit for Grade 2-4 for geography, culture and dance.  Written in rhyming text.

 

3) Pasta Pazoo is simply a fun story that teaches kids all about the different kinds of pasta in a dream sequence.  Great for K-2

 

4) I have two albums of original music that has been performed from K-7 but best suited for ages 6-10.

Recommended levels: Senior kindergarten, Primary (1-3), Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8)

Fees: $250 minimum plus travel expenses