Dacquino to Present at Young Author’s Conference for 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.

Dacquino to Return to BOCES Master Class Dec 7

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. 7, 2022 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.