November 9 & 10, 2012
David Macaulay: Mazza Medallion Recipient Speaking Friday, November 9
David Macaulay is an author, illustrator and narrator of children's and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Macualay include Cathedral: The Story of its Construction, The Way We Work, Mosque and Angelo.
Erin E. Stead Speaking Saturday morning, November 10
Erin Stead illustrated the 2010 Caldecott Medal-winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which also was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2010.
Philip C. Stead Speaking Saturday morning, November 10
Philip Stead is the author of the 2010 Caldecott Medal-winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which was illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his first children's book, Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, which was applauded by School Library Journal for "its wry humor and illustration worthy of a Roald Dahl creation."
David Ezra Stein Speaking Saturday morning, November 10
In 2006, David Ezra Stein had his first book published, Cowboy Ned & Andy. This book was received with excitement in the publishing world, which foretold a new artist/author powerhouse on the horizon. Since then he has created many books including Pouch! (a Zolotow Honor book) and Interrupting Chicken (a 2011 Caldecott Honor book).
Gary D. Schmidt Speaking Saturday morning, November 10
Gary Schmidt is a children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. He received Newbery Honor Awards for Lizzie Bright and The Buckminster Boy (2005) and The Wednesday Wars (2008).
Jon J. Muth Speaking Saturday afternoon, November 10
Jon J. Muth is an American comic Book artist and children's book illustrator known for his painted artwork. In 1999, he received the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators for Come On, Rain!
Mo Willems Speaking Saturday afternoon, November 10
Mo Willems, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, is best known for his Caldecott Honor-winning picture books Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Two: A Case of Mistaken Identity.
The full conference fee for the 2012 Mazza Museum Weekend Conference is $95.
This fee entitles you to:
- Attend six keynote sessions
- Attend the awarding of the Mazza Medallion
- Coffee/juice in the morning
- Chance on many door prizes
ABOUT THE MAZZA MEDALLION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
Mazza Medallion of Excellence is a biennial award given by the Mazza
Museum and Mazza Enthusiasts at The University of Findlay to recognize
an outstanding artist of children’s books. The award consists of a
medallion that is presented at the Mazza Weekend Conference.
granting this award, associates of the Mazza Museum seek to encourage
the reading, writing and studying of children’s books and, in
particular, foster an excellence in the art of picture books.
Mazza Medallion of Excellence is designed to honor a living artist (at
the time of nomination) of children’s books who has created a work of
outstanding merit. The key criterion for choosing a recipient for this
award is the candidate’s sensitivity to the varying requirements of
different stories. Therefore, this award is given to an artist of
children’s books who has demonstrated his/her willingness to experiment
with both styles and media of illustrating.
A dinner with our guest author/artists has been planned for
Friday evening, November 9, for conference members wishing to attend.
The cost is $25.
PLEASE NOTE: Through
the generosity of Floyd & Stella Dickman, an endowment has been
established to help librarians with the registration fee for the weekend
you are interested in applying for this grant, please contact Kerry
Teeple at 419-434-5521 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and
an application form.