November 8 & 9, 2013
Robin Preiss Glasser Speaking Friday, November 8
Robin Preiss Glasser is an award-winning children's book illustrator. Among the noted authors for whom she has illustrated best-selling children's books are Judith Viorst, Garrison Keillor and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. She received an ALA Notable Book Award for You Can't take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum and collaborated on three books with the former vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney (America, A Patriotic Primer; A is for Abigail; and Our 50 States), which together sold more than one million copies. In 2005, Glasser was paired with author Jane O'Connor for the now classic Fancy Nancy series.
Michael Buckley Speaking Saturday morning, November 9
Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University. After college he moved to New York City to start an internship with The Late Show with David Letterman, and then moved into a television production job where he worked on documentaries. He is the author of two popular children's book series: The Sisters Grimm and N.E.R.D.S. a children's humorous mystery series illustrated by Ethen Beavers.
John Rocco Speaking Saturday morning, November 9
John Rocco was born and raised in Barrington, Rhode Island. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and then the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, he went right to work, collaborating with actor Whoopie Goldberg, creating the picture book Alice. Shortly after, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked at Walt Disney Imagineering. He then went to work for DreamWorks working as Pre-production Art Director for Shrek. In 2005, Rocco decided to go back to his roots and focused on picture books again, writing and illustrating Wolf! Wolf!, Moonpowder and Fu Finds the Way. He also illustrated Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He received a 2012 Caldecott Honor for Blackout.
John Bemelmans Marciano Speaking Saturday morning, November 9
John Bemelmans Marciano carries on the legacy begun by his grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of the Madeline books, with stunning watercolor artwork and playful energetic storytelling. Books he has added to this series include Madeline's Tea Party, Madeline and the Cats of Rome, Madeline at The White House, Madeline Loves Animals and Madeline and Her Dog. He is the author and illustrator of several other books including Delilah and Bemelmans: The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Eugene Yelchin Speaking Saturday afternoon, November 9
Eugene Yelchin graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, and soon was designing sets and costumes for drama, comedies and ballets. He co-founded a children's theater in Siberia and was selected as the Russian representative to the Stage Design Biennial in Prague. After arriving in the United States, he began illustrating for the Boston Globe. His first children's book, The House of a Million Pets, was published in 2007. Since that time, he has illustrated and/or written many books such as, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, The Ghost Files, Heart of a Snowman, Seven Hungry Babies, Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and Dog Parade. He received a 2012 Newbery Honor for Breaking Stalin's Nose.
Patricia Polacco Speaking Saturday afternoon, November 9
Patricia Polacco is of Russian and Ukrainian descent on one side and Irish on the other. Her early childhood years were spent at her grandmother's farm in Union City, Michigan, the setting for many of her published stories. She did not start writing and illustrating her first children's book until she was 41 years old. Since that time, she has written and illustrated dozens of children's books, some of which are: The Keeping Quilt, Babushka's Doll, The Bee Tree, In Our Mother's House, Thunder Cake and Rechenka's Eggs. Patricia is an incredibly popular inspirational speaker.
The full conference fee for the 2013 Mazza Museum Weekend Conference is $95.
This fee entitles you to:
ABOUT THE CALDECOTT CELEBRATION
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award. The session will cover information on the history of the Caldecott, how the award is selected and ways to use the Caldecott winners in the classroom or library.
Floyd C. Dickman will share his experiences serving on three Caldecott award committees. You are invited to bring and talk about your favorite award book.
The celebration wouldn't be complete without prizes and surprises. Dont miss out on the Mazza event on Friday, November 8, at 2 p.m.
We are no longer accepting reservations for the dinner as it is full.
A dinner with our guest author/artists has been planned for
Friday evening, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. for conference members wishing to attend.
There is no guarantee that you will be sitting with an artist. The dinner is first come, first serve. 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 email@example.com for further information and
an application form.