Future Authors Selected for Fourth Annual Summer Writing Workshop

Sheryl Pattek, vice president of marketing for Océ North America’s Production Printing Systems Division in Boca Raton, said the additional sponsor support reflects the success of the program. “We salute these organizations who share our commitment to creating a fun and inspiring educational program for our youth.”

Since its inception in 2006, more than 120 students have participated in the Océ Future Authors Project. The 2009 workshop will be held Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the weeks of June 8 and June 15 at Boca Raton High School, 1501 N.W. 15th Ct., Boca Raton, FL 33486.

The authors scheduled to address the Future Authors include:
Jonathon King is the author of six critically acclaimed, award-winning novels, including his new South Florida thriller Acts of Nature. Among his other books are The Blue Edge of Midnight, an Edgar Award winner, and Eye of Vengeance. His novels have been published all over the world, including the UK, Germany, France, Finland, Japan, Portugal, and the Netherlands. His children attend Palm Beach public schools. (www.jonathonking.com) (June 9)

Dwight Seon Stewart began writing poetry at the age of seven with a poem titled Spring. Today, he still uses his great gift to encourage spiritual renewal in ways that celebrate humanity. He is a poet, songwriter, educator, lyricist and scholar. He graduated from Wesleyan University, with bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and government. He also earned a joint degree in the arts of teaching and history from the University of Vermont. (June 11)

Sally J. Ling is author, speaker, freelance writer and media specialist. She has written five books and specializes in historical non-fiction and fiction. Among her books are Run the Rum In: South Florida During Prohibition and A History of Boca Raton. She wrote regularly for the Palm Beach edition of the Sun Sentinel for four years and has written for local magazines for over six years. (June 16 )

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