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  


BOCES Center for Career Services to Hold Virtual Annual Career Conference for 2022 March 2, 2022

Author, Vin Dacquino, will be one of  the speakers at the 2022 Annual Career Conference to be offered to area high school students. The event will be streamed virtually from the Career Center website.

Writing as a Career


Are you looking to become a writer? What does that mean? Are all writers novelists? What do writers do? Can they actually make a living as writers. How do writers prepare for success?

Dacquino to Present at Young Authors’ Conference May 4, 2022

Vin Dacquino will once again address high school students at the annual Young Adult Authors’ Conference to be held on May 18th, 2021. Dacquino has presented at the conference for over 30 years. Due to the Corona Virus, the event this year will be virtual.

Vin will present

“As it was in the Beginning—“ Have you ever read the first paragraph or page 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.

Westchester CC Writing Class w Vin Dacquino

Turning Ideas into Published Books

Do you have a great book idea? Let’s move it to the next step. Come join us in a non-threatening writing circle that can lead to the completion and publication of your book. Experience is not necessary. Bring your manuscript and your passion and let’s work together to “get it done”. Email editing by the author/teacher will help move your work along quickly in this six week workshop.

CE-WRITG 2039, 6 Tues.Sept 17 to Oct 22 6:30-8:30 pm, LOCATION TBD VDacquino. #13560