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.

Dacquino to be First Prize in Essay Contest

Dacquino to be First Prize in Essay Contest March 19, 2021

A Student Essay Contest “The Real Woman in My Life Who is My Hero” open to students in grades 6-12 will be offered and judged by the Yorktown Rotary Club. Essays must be between 300-00 words.

First Prize: A One-On-One Consultation with Vincent Dacquino, author of many novels for young people

Second Prize: $25 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble

Third Prize: $15 Barnes and Noble