Canon Solutions America Provides Continued Support for Latest Future Authors Project

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 4, 2024 – Select students at Jericho High School are preparing to take part in the 2024 Future Authors Project, a writing workshop supported by Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The Future Authors Project, which launched in the Jericho School District in 2017, is an annual program that provides high school students an inside look into the writing process from idea conception, drafting, and editing through to publication.

To assist students to prepare for the program, set for June 27-28 and July 1-2, a camera tutorial was conducted by Canon on June 3 at the school. To help students understand the photography aspect of the book-making process, Drew MacCallum, Canon’s senior manager of product planning, gave a detailed presentation on the basics of using the Canon-provided Rebel SL2 for all students in attendance.

The goal of the workshop is to sharpen writing, editing, and storytelling skills. The Future Authors Project will culminate with a published book focused on a theme (the 2023 title was “Reconnecting: An Art Within Itself,” a collection of their works based on the theme of reconnecting—with childhood memories, favorite places, and the authors’ selves). The students will use their developing photography skills to capture vivid images to accompany their written work.

“The students are always very eager to learn and it’s very rewarding to see students continue to develop their skills as authors and photographers to help tell great stories as part of the Future Authors Project,” MacCallum said.

Following the book’s publication in the fall, an official book launch will be held where students will sign copies of published books printed on Canon production print technology.