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:

  • Dacquino to Return online to WestConn on Nov 22
    November 4, 2022
    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



  • Dacquino to appear on Energy Stoners Cafe Nov 9
    November 9, 2022

    The Energy Stoners ™ Café podcast is hosted by Toni Quest. TQ, as she is often called, is intent on entertaining and educating her audience. She interviews the unique people she discovers within the global community. On Nov 9 at 6:15 she will be hosting published authors Maria Ferretti and Vin Dacquino. Join us on Apple Podcast


  • Dacquino to Present at BOCES Master Class Dec. 7 at BOCES
    December 7, 2022

    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 will 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.

    BOCES Education Center


  • Dacquino to Return to Desmond Center on April 5, 2023
    April 5, 2023

    Vin Dacquino will be returning to the Center after his successful lecture Oct 18 on "Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley." On April 5, 2023 from 10:30 to noon, Dacquino will discuss the life and legacy of Sybil Ludington based on his 2019, "Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley." The center is located at 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, NY


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