Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events:

The Mahopac Writers Ongoing Workshop – Event Type: Weekly workshop for writers. Start Time: 6:45 PM End Time: 8:45 PM Description: A self-managed/peer support writing workshop. No age limit. No genre limits. (There may be some limit on taste, ie, in favor of ‘good taste’, in language and subject matter.) Bring your writing, read and discuss it with other writers. –You might be limited to six minutes for reading and five minutes for discussion, as per time limitations. We also discuss general writing issues. Library: Mahopac Public Library Location: Periodicals Room (2nd floor) Contact: Vin Dacquino 845-206-7703 Presenter: Vincent Dacquino

Mahopac Public Library
668 Route Six
Mahopac, NY 10541

More Events:

  • ONGOING: Vin Dacquino to host Veterans' Writing Workshop Monthly
    July 31, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will be hosting studio workshop for veterans on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the new Veterans Offices on Rt. 6 in Brewster All veterans are welcome to attend. Experience is not necessary. Admission is free. Join us every month to share your work
    Brewster Square, 2505 Carmel Avenue (Rt 6)
    Suite 212
    Brewster, NY 10509
    845-278-VETS (8387)

    John F. Bourges, Program Coordinator
    The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer
    VET2VET Program of Putnam County
    P.O. Box 574
    Brewster, NY 10509
    845-278-VETS (8387)

    Pace University Conference Center

    White Plains,

  • First Annual Children's Holiday Book Fair
    November 20, 2018

    Strand Theatre presents
    The 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair
    “Let’s Talk About Books”
    The power of a story becomes magnified when it is shared.

    The historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, New York is the host site for the community’s 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair “Let’s Talk About Books” Admission is free to the public for this event set for Friday, November 23 featuring four North Country authors who have written books for children and young adults.

    Let’s Talk About Books is the perfect opportunity to pick up a uniquely personalized gift in time for the holidays during a special afternoon event the whole family can enjoy. As a bonus there will also be some special give-a-ways. The Strand Theatre is located at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York.

    Authors participating in the 1st Annual Children’s Holiday Book Fair include:

    Gary & Carol VanRiper are the co-author and illustrator for The Adirondack Kids® series of children’s books. Written and published with their son, Justin VanRiper, what began as a fun family writing project has over the years become a family-owned company with more than 160,000 copies in the series sold. The VanRipers will be sharing a brief behind-the-scenes look at the story behind their stories! www.adirondackkids.com

    John W. Nassivera event creator and the author of two fiction titles set in Hudson Falls, The Garden Raid and newly published Chain Links: We’re Better Together. John W. Nassivera will be introducing his new novel Chain Links: We’re Better Together through a live musical performance. https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpress.com/

    DJ Renner is the author of the historical fiction book The Adventures of Silas Freethorn: A Puritan Tale set in mid 1600s North America. He has also written two contemporary fiction titles set in the Adirondacks, Raising Dad, Using Middle School Rules and soon to be released Little Land of Loose Ends. He will share his inspiration for becoming a writer and be assisted by Schuylerville MS Students who will introduce each book. http://www.djrennerbooks.com/

    Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of a biography on Revolutionary War heroine, Sybil Ludington titled Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. He has also published Haunting of the Hudson River Valley: an Investigative Journey. His new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington will be released on April 1, 2019. He is also the author of several Young Adult and Children's books. http://vtdacquino.com/  

    The theatre doors open at 1 p.m. with the opportunity to meet and greet all the authors who will be on hand until 5:30 p.m. to autograph and personalize their books.

    From 2-3 p.m. each author will take turns on the stage offering unique insight into their work through art, video, live music and spoken word.

    “Lend A Hand With A Can” Please consider bringing a can of food to support Doreen's Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, Inc. Donations are always appreciated at any time of year to help support The Strand Theatre so their good work continues in the community.


  • Young Authors Master Class
    December 4, 2018

    The Master Class is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at P/NW BOCES.

    BOCES Education Center


  • BOCES Young Authors Conference: WRITING BEYOND LIMITS
    March 12, 2019

    Young Authors Conference, Writing BEYOND LIMITS is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Westchester Community College. The snow date is March 13.
    Workshop #2: Finding Your Writing Niche'
    Presenter: Vin Dacquino

    Are you a novelist, short story writer, poet, lyricist? Do you write for children or adults? What are your writing strengths and weaknesses? In this interactive workshop, your writing skills will be put to a test. Bring your pen and paper or laptop and a willingness to test your limits and share the results.

    Westchester Community College

    Valhalla, NY

  • PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington scheduled for Release on April 1, 2019
    April 1, 2019

    Vin Dacquino's new book on Sybil Ludington is scheduled to be released by History Press on April 1, 2019. Get yours on AMAZON.Com


  • April 1 Release date for PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington
    April 1, 2019

    Stay posted for dates of April book tour talks at:
    Kent Historical Society, Kent NY
    NSCAR Museum (DAR Children's museum) in Washington DC
    Fort William Henry in Lake George
    Putnam County Historical Society, Putnam NY


  • Dacquino to Speak at Keeler's Tavern Garden House in Fairfield, Conn.
    April 21, 2019

    Vince Dacquino to introduce his new book at The Garden House at the Keeler Tavern Museum. the date has been tentatively set for Sunday, April 21. Details to follow.


  • Bus Trip for Fulmar Road fourth graders hosted by Vin Dacquino
    April 25, 2019

    Vin Dacquino will once again take fourth grade students from Fulmar Road School in Mahopac, NY, on a Sybil Ludington bus trip. The tour will include the Red Mills Park, The Veterans' Museum, Sybil's former home and mill site, a one-room schoolhouse, and Sybil's statue. The trip is planned for April 25 and 26, 2019

    Fulmar road elementary School
    Fulmar road
    Mahopac, , NY 10541

  • Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY SOURCED
    April 26, 2019

    Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY SOURCED, a Comcast Channel 21 production hosted by Armanda Famiglietti. The show will tape on April 26, 2019 and air shortly thereafter. Dacquino will discuss his newly released book on Sybil Ludington published by History Press.


  • Dacquino to Speak at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
    April 28, 2019

    Vin Dacquino will speak on Sunday, April 28. 2019 about his new book, PATRIOT HERO OF THE HUDSON VALLEY: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington at the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center. Details to follow.

    729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
    phone: (845) 528-7280 email: info@tompkinscorners.org


  • 2019 Edition of On MY MIND to include Dacquino introduction
    May 15, 2019

    Vin Dacquino has agreed to write the introduction to the highly acclaimed, ON MY MIND book of collected works by high school students. The Book Launch will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Kennedy/Catholic High School in Somers.


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