Dacquino to Return to BOCES Master Class Dec 8

The plan is for editors to receive students’ writing prior to the editing sessions to allow time to read and review their drafts for Dec. 8, 2023 at BOCES Center in Yorktown.  Each editor will work with 3-4 students for 30-minute conferences.  The time frame of the Master Class would be from 8am-2:15pm. Editors would be working with students from approximately 9:30am-1:00pm with a 30-minute break for lunch.  Rather than a key-note speaker, editors will work with students on a small group writing activity from 1-1:45pm? Students will be specially selected by various school districts in the Westchester/Putnam area. Editors are chosen from various professional fields in writing.

Dacquino to Present at Young Author’s Conference for 2024

As It Was In the Beginning—
PRESENTER: VIN DACQUINO
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.

Dacquino to Appear at Mt. Kisco’s CURIO ROOM

V.T. Dacquino to add Mt. Kisco, New York, to his “Haunted Highway Book Tour.” Join him on Saturday, October 28 from 1 pm to 2 pm as he discusses three of his popular Halloween favorites:

Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley

Flowers by the Roadside

Emails to a Paranormal

The event will be held at:

The CURIO ROOM

141 E. Main Street

Mount Kisco, NY

917-522-1888

Call for reservations. Free admission

curioroom@gmail.com

Dacquino to speak at Alice Desmond Center on Oct 17.

Vin Dacquino, author of Flowers by the Roadside and Emails to a Paranormal, will do a book talk and signing at the Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment on Oct 17 from 10:30 to noon. Call to make your reservation.

Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment

Town of Newburgh

Recreation Department

6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh

desmond-info@townofnewburgh.org

sbrandman@townofnewburgh.org

845-565-1326

Dacquino Back at Western Connecticut State University

 

Vin Dacquino will be returning as guest speaker for Dr. George Robinson on Tuesday 22 November for an online session with aspiring elementary teachers, 337 WRT “Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle Grades.”. The class starts at 5:30 and goes for approx. 2 ½ hours.

This section of the curriculum focuses on 5th and 6th graders. Dacquino will address students for approximately one hour and discuss such topics as: how to get students to write;  effective mini lessons; different techniques used to get students to write creatively ; and what not to do as a writing teacher. He will also take questions on his own writing journey: where he gets his ideas; his routine for putting words on paper; his frustrations as a professional writer and the joys of being a professional writer