Dacquino to be First Prize in Essay Contest

Dacquino to be First Prize in Essay Contest March 19, 2021

A Student Essay Contest “The Real Woman in My Life Who is My Hero” open to students in grades 6-12 will be offered and judged by the Yorktown Rotary Club. Essays must be between 300-00 words.

First Prize: A One-On-One Consultation with Vincent Dacquino, author of many novels for young people

Second Prize: $25 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble

Third Prize: $15 Barnes and Noble

FDR Presidential Library to Host V.T. Dacquino April 17, 2021

FDR Presidential Museum to Host V.T. Dacquino on April 17, 2021

Vin Dacquino will be one of the speakers featured this year at the Hudson Valley History Reading Festival with a live streamed event  [limited live audience at the FDR Presidential Library on Saturday, April 127, 2021. Mr. Dacquino will be the opening speaker at this year’s event.

Museum and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District present the eighth annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival on Saturday, April 17, 2021 – a live streamed event. In four sessions, beginning at 1:00 p.m., authors of recently published books on Hudson Valley history will present author talks with live Q&A from the virtual audience. 1:00 p.m.
Vincent T. Dacquino
Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington

2:00 p.m.
David Levine
The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History

3:00 p.m.
Judith Linville
Reflections: Staatsburg: “Not Just a Place to Live” A Collection of Interviews with Community Members

4:00 p.m.
Anthony P. Musso
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley – Volume 3 Click here to link to our Facebook page


BOCES Center for Career Services to Hold Virtual Annual Career Conference for 2021 March 19, 2021

Author, Vin Dacquino, will be one of  the speakers at the 2021 Annual Career Conference to be offered to area high school students. The event will be streamed virtually from the Career Center website.

Capturing the Truth in Historical Non-Fiction


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