Agenda Item #14
PA4-Canon Solutions America-Oce Future Authors Project
The Océ Future Authors Project is a partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and Canon Solutions America, formerly Oce North America. The program is made possible with generous grants from the Lawrence Sanders Foundation, AutoNation, Xplor International, and Canon Solutions America who publishes the books and sponsors the annual book signing event.
The Canon Solutions America Future Authors Project writing workshop is designed to help students become published authors. Students improve their writing and critical thinking skills, develop an understanding of how authors are published, and learn about today's digital print and publishing opportunities. Students gain insight into the process of writing, editing, and digitally publishing books through interactions with Océ executives, published authors, and Palm Beach County language arts teachers.
Writings from each student are then compiled, professionally published, and digitally printed in final book form by the Boca Raton-based Canon Solutions America. This year's finished book, Pens and Paper: Our Weapons of Mass Construction, was unveiled in late November at a book signing hosted by the City of Boca Raton at the Spanish River Public Library.