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Now in its tenth year, the free eight-day summer workshop launches students into the full creative process from writing, to editing, to digitally publishing books. Students learn and grow under the guidance of certified teachers, published authors, and Canon Solutions America experts. Palm Beach County middle and high school students are selected to participate by language arts teachers based on academic achievement and interest in becoming a published author. The program culminates in a beautiful book digitally published by Canon Solutions America that is unveiled at a book signing hosted by the Boca Raton Library.

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What you need to know about the Future Authors Program:

Students

  • Work on writing poems, essays, short stories, and story development while polishing writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Work in peer editing groups with other students, to share writing and reap the benefit of feedback from fellow writers.
  • Have a professional headshot taken and printed with their biographies in the final published book.
  • Participate in an official book release and signing in the fall where they will see their digitally published books for the first time.

Parents

  • The 2015 program dates will be announced shortly.
  • The workshop will be held at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School and Glades Central Community High School (distance learning location).
  • The program begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM daily.
  • Students must bring their own lunches each day.
  • All classroom supplies will be provided.

Applications

Boca Raton Location

Belle Glade Location

Questions? Contact

Diana Yohe
6-12 Writing Specialist
School District of
Palm Beach County

Office: 561-357-5989
Email: yohe@palmbeach.k12.fl.us

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