Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events:

The Mahopac Writers Ongoing Workshop – Event Type: Weekly ZOOM 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. Contact: Vin Dacquino 845-206-7703 Presenter: Vincent Dacquino

More Events:

  • Reed Memorial Library Hosts Vin Dacquino
    April 11, 2023

    Dacquino at Reed Library. On Tuesday, April 11 at 11 am, Vin Dacquino will address patrons of the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel, NY to discuss the history of Sybil Ludington. Dacquino is the author of several books on the Revolutionary war hero.


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    April 18, 2023


  • Dacquino to Address Students at Young Authors Conference
    May 2, 2023

    As It Was In the Beginning---
    Have you ever read the first page or paragraph of a novel or short story and refused to
    continue reading? What stopped you? How do good writers hold their readers beyond the
    first page? In this workshop we will rate various beginnings of great and not so great stories,
    discuss techniques to capture readers, and then write some beginnings of our own with the
    help of 5 of the most basic tools of writing.
    Vin Dacquino hosts his own television show called “One On One with Vin Dacquino,” aired
    on Comcast’s Channel 21, Mondays from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM and has released a new
    book with The History Press, April 1, 2019: Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley. Mr. Dacquino
    has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult
    biography, Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms and the student version of this book. He has
    written several novels for children and young adults and has addressed English teachers at
    annual conferences at the county, state, and national levels. He has presented at the PNW
    BOCES Young Adult Conferences for over twenty-five years. He retired as the director of
    the BEPT Teacher Center to dedicate more time to his writing and lecturing after teaching in
    Westchester County for over 35 years.


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