The Patina of Melancholy by Carmelo Melitano

Carmelo Melitano – The Patina of Melancholy

The Patina of Melancholy explores the sensual relationship between two unnamed characters. The novel is at once a noir detective story, an exploration of art and memory, and a passionate love story. 

Content warning: The Guild is sensitive to the fact that members of a launch audience will respond differently to erotic literary material. The Guild provides a comfortable “safe place” in the lounge, with water and refreshments, for any person or persons upset by anything read or said during this launch.

About the Author

Carmelo Melitano

Carmelo Militano is the author of three books of poetry and five books of prose.

Militano’s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction explore the intersection and meeting of a dual consciousness – Italian and English Canadian – in history, classical myth, family, identity, and the erotic. 

Militano is a member of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, League of Canadian Poets, The Writers’ Union of Canada, the National Book Critics Circle (USA) and the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.



Nov 05 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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